The Peterson Awakening


I find this quite interesting. Bookworm attended one of Jordan Peterson’s events promoting his book,  12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, which has become a huge bestseller here, and I suspect in the UK as well. Peterson himself has become quite the phenomenon himself, especially since he turned (UK) Channel 4’s Cathy Newman into a meme, having to do with unsuccessfully trying to put words into people’s mouth. One of the most hilarious videos I’ve ever watched. If you missed it (or simply want to see it again) you can find it here.

In any case, Book finds a parallel between Dr. Peterson’s popularity and the First Great Awakening in America of the 1730s and 40s. The Awakening was a seminal moment in Colonial history. This is where our Evangelicals got their start and gave a huge boost to Methodism. Its main thrust was individual salvation and individual…

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