Will You Not Revive Us Again? (Psalm 85:6): An Evaluation of Revival In The Context Of Evangelical-Pentecostal Movements.

Kwasi Atta Agyapong 

Issue: Vol.2  No.2 May 2021  Article 1 pp. 11-22
DOI : https://doi.org/10.38159/pecanep.2021221   |   Published online 20th May 2021.
© 2021 The Author(s). This is an open access article under the CCBY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

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The study attempted an explanation of what revival of religion is and how revival erupts amongst the Evangelical–Pentecostal movements whiles not leaving behind the challenges associated with the breaking forth of revivals. This qualitative study was guided by the interpretive paradigm and the sampling strategy was homogeneous sampling. The findings are that revivals conjointly originate from the Holy Spirit, through a prepared person. Both the prepared person and the Holy Spirit are requirements for revival to come to pass. Throughout history, revival has occurred with its resultant challenges such as theological incoherence, abuse of gifts, loss of ecclesial identity and distinctiveness. It is being recommended that, revivals should be managed to promote the Christian faith in the long-run. The study has contributed to the literature on revivals by answering the academic argument of whether a revival is a surprising work of God or otherwise.

Keywords: revival, revivalism, evangelical-pentecostal movements

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Kwasi Atta Agyapong, BTh, MA Pentecostal Studies, Research Associate, School of Theology and Missions, Pentecost University – Ghana and a Member of the American Anthropological Association. He is an Ordained Minister of The Church of Pentecost, and currently the District Minister for Nkawkaw Asuboni, Eastern Region, and Ghana. His areas of interest in academics are Biblical Studies, Witchcraft Studies, Pentecostal Studies, and Anthropology.

Agyapong K.A., “Will You Not Revive Us Again? (Psalm 85:6): An Evaluation of Revival In The Context of Evangelical-Pentecostal Movements ” Pentecostalism, Charismaticism and Neo-Prophetic Movements Journal 2, no 2 (2021): 11-22. https://doi.org/10.38159/pecanep.2021221

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