A critical analysis of the 1949-1953 Lewis Revival

Afrin, Norman Alistair (2018) A critical analysis of the 1949-1953 Lewis Revival. MRes thesis, University of Glasgow.

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This thesis provides a critical analysis of the 1949–1953 Lewis revival, engaging with the diverse narratives, the cultural context in which the revival was situated, the range of oppositions voiced against the revival, and also the significance of Duncan Campbell and his contribution to events. A close study of Campbell is essential because he was a central, albeit controversial, figure in the development of the revival. This thesis concludes that because of Campbell’s interpretation of the revival, rooted in his peculiar theological framework, both he and the revival have become contested space. The conclusion has been drawn that many, both those in favour of the Campbell along with those who opposed him, have interpreted the revival through the lens of interpretation provided by Campbell. This has confused historical assessments of the revival. Therefore, this thesis concludes that for historical clarity of the revival, and its impactful nature, Campbell and the revival must not be viewed as synonymous.

Item Type: Thesis (MRes)
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: 1949-1953 Lewis Revival, Duncan Campbell, revival, conversion, theology, church history, awakening.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts & Humanities > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies
Supervisor's Name: Spurlock, Dr. Scott
Date of Award: 2018
Depositing User: Mr Norman A Afrin
Unique ID: glathesis:2018-8795
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2018 09:23
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2023 08:47
Thesis DOI: 10.5525/gla.thesis.8795
URI: https://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/8795

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