Pre-1700 Revivals

The major revivals known to us today occurred from the Reformation through to modern times. Nevertheless there were movements of the Holy Spirit between the first and the seventeenth century. Revival records before the Reformation appear scant and rare, not having the same impact and extensive influence as their later counterparts.

This scarcity of material may easily be explained. During the first four centuries the church was very often under siege from Roman persecutors and much Christian literature was hidden, lost or destroyed. After this the church entered what has become known as the Dark Ages for a thousand years, until the dawning of the light which led to the Reformation. There was a widening rift between the Spirit-filled religion of Jesus and an alternative Christianity which married various philosophies and pagan ideas to a ritualistic and clergy-dominated organisation. The spiritual fire simply went out!

Nevertheless, during this dark period there were ‘seasons of refreshing’ which occasionally fanned the embers of authentic Christianity. Though literature is in short supply there is sufficient data in the writings of the early church Fathers suggesting there were significant moves of God in the first five centuries. There are occasional references to outpourings of the Spirit during the Dark Ages and the literature becomes more common as the light began to dawn in the 16th century. We plan to put much of this later material on the site shortly.

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Autobiography - George Fox - ebook
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George Fox is not reckoned to be a revivalist of the same order as some of his Puritan predecessors or...
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Autobiography - Madame Guyon - ebook
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An autobiography of a deeply spiritual woman which has inspired thousands to seek a closer walk with God. We have...
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Ecclesiastical History of England - Bede - ebook
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The astonishing record of the gospel's invasion of Britain in the early centuries. Not normally regarded as a 'revival work'...
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Girolamo Savonarola - E. L. S. Horsburgh - ebook
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A major biography on one of the lesser-known but powerful revivalists. Revival came to Florence, Italy, during 1496-98 when God...
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The History of the Kirk of Scotland - Vol 1 - David Calderwood - ebook
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Calderwood’s eight-volumed collection ‘The History of the Kirk of Scotland’ presents the ecclesiastical history of Scotland from 1514 to 1625....
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The History of the Kirk of Scotland - Vol 2 - David Calderwood - ebook
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The History of the Kirk of Scotland, Vol. 2First published in 1843       579 pagesVolume 2 covers the years from 1560...
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The History of the Kirk of Scotland - Vol 3 - David Calderwood - ebook
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The History of the Kirk of Scotland, Vol. 3First published in 1843       785 pagesVolume 3 covers the years from 1570...
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The History of the Kirk of Scotland - Vol 4 - David Calderwood - ebook
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The History of the Kirk of Scotland, Vol. 4First published in 1843       Pages: 732Volume 4 covers the years from 1584...
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The History of the Kirk of Scotland - Vol 5 - David Calderwood - ebook
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The History of the Kirk of Scotland, Vol. 5First published in 1844       775 pagesVolume 5 covers the years from 1589...
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The History of the Kirk of Scotland - Vol 6 - David Calderwood - ebook
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The History of the Kirk of Scotland, Vol. 6First published in 1845       827 pagesVolume 6 covers the years from 1600...
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The History of the Kirk of Scotland - Vol 7 - David Calderwood - ebook
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The History of the Kirk of Scotland, Vol. 7First published in 1845       638 pagesVolume 7 covers the years from 1609...
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The History of the Kirk of Scotland - Vol 8 - David Calderwood - ebook
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The History of the Kirk of Scotland, Vol. 8First published in 1849       560 pagesVolume eight contains the appendix and general...
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