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All articles & reviews tagged with awakening

Historical

October 2000
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The forgotten revival – The Cornish revivals of 1814 – 1835

Seven years after ‘The Great Revival’ of Redruth in 1814, which so extensively and profoundly affected the Methodist societies in that whole area of Cornwall, a further powerful quickening occurred in October 1821 at Camborne and Tuckingmill, just three miles from Redruth. The remarkable conversion of two young men, who were brothers, was the…

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November 1999
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The Conversion of Hugh Bourne

One of the most powerful spiritual awakenings in our nation took place in the early decades of the last century. As with many such works of God, a spiritual leader was raised up as a chosen instrument. Hugh Bourne was the son of a drunkard farmer, whose wife was religious but unenlightened. He was…

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July 1999
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The Cambuslang awakening of 1742: The progress of revival

Last month we saw how God prepared his people for revival. We take up the narrative at the General Meeting for the prayer societies in the parish in January 1742. This left the parish with a heightened sense that God was about to do a work amongst them. On the Sabbath, 31 January, McCulloch…

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June 1999
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The Cambuslang awakening of 1742: The preparation

Revival is a movement of God that, like the wind and its patterns, is a divine mystery. It was the error of Charles G. Finney to explain revival as a psychological phenomenon that could be 'got up' by human activity. Finney's methodology focused on these preparations for revival. A biblical understanding of revivals must…

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May 1999
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The Cambuslang Awakening of 1742 (1)

The parish of Cambuslang lies five miles to the south-east of Glasgow, just south of the River Clyde. Today it is a district typical of the central belt of Scotland. It lies in the shadow of the great Ravenscraig steel mill, and as a result its economy and society were depressed by the decline…

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December 1998
Articles > Historical > Ireland

Ireland and the Second Reformation

In earlier articles we visited Lutterworth, Prague and Leicester to learn more of the work of John Wycliffe and the Lollards. This time we recall a movement of the Spirit in the west of Ireland in the nineteenth century. The focal point was Achill Island in Co. Mayo, which many visit for the scenery…

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December 1997
Articles > Historical

The conversion of John Cennick

John Cennick is one of the lesser-known figures of the eighteenth-century Awakening. He was born on 12 December 1718, at Reading. His parents were attached to the Anglican Church. His mother instructed him in the faith and ensured he was regular at church. He says she 'would not suffer me to play on the…

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