David Bebbington

in Victorian Religious Revivals

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199575480
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191741449 | DOI:

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There was a great deal in common between the revivals described in this book, but insofar as there were differences they were not national but denominational. The dangerous occupations of fishing and mining were particularly conducive to awakenings. Aspects of the piety of the churches, together with temperance, music and various challenges, also fostered them. When revivals broke out, they were marked by a tension between fervour and restraint, an extensive permeation by ideas and participation by a wide range of people. There was change over time under the influence of the twin forces of respectability and Romanticism.

Keywords: revivals; fishing; mining; piety; ideas; respectability; Romanticism

Chapter.  6740 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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