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THE REVIVAL OF 1857 58                                    THE WESTERN CHURCH IN
INTERPRETING AN AMERICAN                                  THE MIDDLE AGES
REUGIOUS AWAKENING
                                                          JOHN A. F. THOMSON
KATHRYN TERESA LONG
                                                          From its origins in the ancient world as a rival to
This boot provides a fresh, in depth examination of       traditional paganism, Christianity has grown to
the Revival of 1857-58. a widespread religious awak-      become one of the greatest religion] the world has
ening most famous for urban prayer meetings in            ever known How the church took over spiritual con-
major metropolitan centers across the U.S Often           trol of Western Europe to become the very founda-
mentioned in religious history texts and articles but     tion of medieval life—setting a moral agenda for all
overshadowed by scholarly attention to the first and      of society and dominating its intellectual pursuits—
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