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The ten greatest revivals ever : from Pentecost to the present
Towns, Elmer L.
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Ann Arbor, Mich. : Vine Books, 2000.
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235 pages ; 23 cm
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Over the centuries God has touched the earth with revival, lifting men and women into his presence in extraordinary ways. And in some epochs the divine hand seems to have rested on us longer and to have caused more profound changes in the church and the culture. Authors Towns and Porter have studied revival eras throughout history in order to identify the ten which seem to have been the greatest of all time. If you want to understand revival and if you long to see revival in our day, this book will speak to both your mind and your heart.

Author Notes

Dr. Elmer Towns is dean of the school of religion at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Dr. Douglas Porter is pastor of Napanee Baptist Church in Napanee, Ontario, Canada.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 9
Introduction: The Reality of Revivalp. 13
1. The 1904 Revival, Beginning in Wales (Evan Roberts, Korea, Manchurian Revival, Azusa Street)p. 23
2. The First Great Awakening, 1727-50 (Zinzendorf, Wesley, Whitefield, Jonathan Edwards)p. 55
3. The Second Great Awakening, 1780-1810 (Cane Ridge)p. 73
4. The General Awakening, 1830-40 (Charles Finney, Hawaii, Jamaica)p. 97
5. The Layman's Prayer Revival, 1857-61 (Phoebe Palmer, Lanphier, D.L. Moody)p. 117
6. The World War II Revival, 1935-50 (Billy Graham, Duncan Campbell, New Zealand)p. 139
7. The Baby Boomer Revival, 1965-71 (The Jesus People, The Prairie Revival, Asbury)p. 153
8. The Pre-Reformation Revival, 1300-1500 (Lollards, Wycliffe, Hus, Savonarola)p. 177
9. The Protestant Reformation, 1517 (Martin Luther, John Calvin, Zwingli, Knox)p. 191
10. Pentecost: The Beginning of Revival, a.d. 30 (Peter, Ephesus, Paul)p. 201
Epilogue: Some Lessons Learnedp. 213
Selected Bibliography of Sources Consultedp. 217
Index of Namesp. 233