During the Second Great Awakening—roughly comprising the first half of the nineteenth century—very fervent displays of emotional religion, such as revivalist camp meetings, abounded throughout the United States. Of particular intensity were the areas of western New York—the so called “Burned-Over District”—and northeastern Ohio, known as the Connecticut Western Reserve. However, in Northwest Pennsylvania, specifically Erie and Crawford Counties, emotional religion was far less manifest. This book explores the origins of that anomaly and the factors that brought it forth. It also attempts to shed light upon some of the nuances and distinctions found in the study of extreme faith, and may be useful as well for the student seeking a general background in studying the Second Great Awakening, a historical topic often neglected.