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All articles & reviews tagged with revival

Review

March 2010

Revival on the Causeway Coast: The 1859 Revival In and Around Coleraine

This is a stimulating book to read, particularly at a time when the church is finding it increasingly difficult to bring the gospel to a culture dominated by man, materialism and secularism. The relevance of this account is pressed home when one reads that, before the revival began, the influence of the clergy was…

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Review

February 2010

R.B. Jones: Gospel Ministry in Turbulent Times

This is an excellent and much needed biography of Rhys Bevan Jones (1869-1933). ‘RB’ (as he was referred to) is popularly remembered in connection with the 1904-05 Welsh Revival; and his influence was much wider. The author helpfully brings out RB’s commitment to training others for gospel work at home and overseas. In 1916…

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Review

May 2009
Reviews > Book

The Calvinistic Methodist Fathers of Wales

These two volumes are a veritable treasure chest. They chart 130 years of the Methodist awakening in Wales and its aftermath, and provide a thrilling record of the work of God in the Principality from 1736 onwards. The books are an English translation from the Welsh of the mammoth labours of John Morgan Jones…

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1904 – the Welsh Awakening

Historical

August 2004
Articles > Historical

1904 – the Welsh Awakening

A century ago, Wales experienced that last national religious revival - an awakening whose influence was felt in the four corners of the world and (according to the estimates of the time) brought in 100,000 new converts. Yet this great movement of the Spirit had small beginnings - that did not always involve the…

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Phenomena in revival

Historical

March 2004
Articles > Historical

Phenomena in revival

Almost all whom God has used in revival are quick to point out that unusual phenomena are merely incidental to the great work of God. One writer in The Life of Faith for January 1905 concluded: ‘It is possible to be occupied too exclusively with the mere incidents of the movement — deeply impressive,…

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Historical

November 2000
Articles > Historical

The forgotten revival

One of the most amazing works of God ever to take place in Cornwall was at Mousehole, the scene of the Penlee lifeboat disaster in December 1981. Mousehole today is a godless and materialistic community, but the exceptionally large Methodist chapel gives a hint of the mighty acts of God in the past. The…

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Historical

October 2000
Articles > Historical

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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