Thu, Nov 03|
Shepherd's Tent and the Great Awakening
77 Truman Street, next to the Truman Street Laundry, is one of New London's oldest buildings, dating back to1714! In the early 1740s, it was known as the Shepherd's Tent, a seminary for radical evangelicals. Please join us for this free online lecture by historian and author Thomas S. Kidd.
Time & Location
Nov 03, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
About the Event
Few people know that 77 Truman Street, next to the Truman Street Laundry, is one of New London's oldest buildings or that in 1742 it housed the Shepherd's Tent, a seminary for radical evangelical dissenters. In this lecture, renowned historian Thomas Kidd, author of The Great Awakening: The Roots of Evangelical Christianity in Colonial America (Yale University Press), will explain how the Shepherd's Tent revealed deep divisions over faith in colonial Connecticut, and how it displayed the surprising radicalism of many Christian believers in the colonies.
Thanks to funding from Connecticut's State Historic Preservation Office, CT Humanities and sponsor Fiddleheads Food Co-op, this event is free. However, registration is required to receive a link to the webinar.