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From: mike brown <[log in to unmask]>
> far as preaching styles is concerned, I would hazard a guess that it was
> non-Conformist Methodists who adopted the term "hwyl" for its religious
> fervour meaning (do you want to know anything on the religious revival in
> 1905 - I saw something on it in my local library?).
I'm just starting on it. I'd attended a meeting with one of converts from
that movement and found what he said to be facinating. Is it true the courts
systems closed for a year? Is it true the pubs had to close for lack of
I do think that particular movement follows the Wallace model more closely
than, say, the 1859 or 1922. Several of the accounts I have read focused on
Evans Roberts personal charisma, which suits Wallace's model.
Were you told about the 1905? Did anyone in your family ever discuss it? (I
ask because one of the things I'm interested in, is the transmission of
revival behavior patterns.)
In the Highlands, revivals were often associated with Communion Season. Was
there a communion season in Wales?
I am finding the language used particularly interesting. Sicne I'm reading
translations, I'm proably missing something. But there does appear to be a
concept of getting "it" that also appears in the revivals of the Highlands.
In Gaelic the word is corum (I've also seen it spelled coram).
The "in" work, versus "at" work, thing came up on some translations I was
reading. It seems like all of the account from a specific town used "in"
versus "at" and I wondered if it was significant--or a matter dialect.