This week our readings were on the sectarian movements of the Great Awakening. I find it very interesting to read about such radical religous movements, especially when this is my first experience with such movements. Our readings are on the Shakers, Deists and Methodists. The Deists, for example, emphasize the use of human reason in their reflection on God, their only source being nature. They reject the traditional authority. I think our discussion in class today will be lively, since most of us have not studied such sects. It will be interesting to see the other students’ take on the radical sectarian movement of the Great Awakening.