Revival and Revivalism: Interview with Iain Murray

Thursday, 02 Aug 2007

MR: Rev. Murray, your book Revival and Revivalism: The Making and Marring of American Evangelicalism 1750-1858 is a marvelous account of the differences between the First Great Awakening and the Second Great Awakening. How does "revival" differ from "revivalism"? IM: I use "revivalism" as something that can be manufactured, organized, worked up. I think it was the Unitarians who first used and coined the word, and it was very foolish for evangelicals to take it up. MR: What was the role of Charles ...

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