Will Bernie Sanders’ Defeat Also End America’s Latest Great Awakening?

David Gibson of Religion News Services writes, “As Bernie Sanders’ insurgent campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination heated up in these past months, so too did comparisons between the fervor fueling Sanders’ political movement and the faith-based mobilization of an old-time religious revival.” Although Bernie Sanders’ appeal to righteousness has been undeniably secular, many religious scholars have pointed to spiritual movements, such as the Great Awakening, as an analog for his campaign.

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