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1. Definition

The term “revivals” is a general one used to describe the movements of awakening that covered all the Protestant territories of Europe and North America in the 18th and 19th centuries. The term remains popular, especially in those parts of the Protestant world under American influence. Revivals are seen as counteracting Christian decline, both spiritual and social, and, by special evangelistic and organizational means (Evangelism), as renewing church and society on a biblical and reformative basis.

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Gäbler, Ulrich, “Revivals”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 18 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_R.68>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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