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  1. A restoration to use, acceptance, activity, or vigor after a period of obscurity or quiescence.
  2. A new presentation of an old play, movie, Opera, Ballet, or similar vehicle.
  3. A time of reawakened interest in religion.
  4. A meeting or series of meetings for the purpose of reawakening religious faith, often characterized by impassioned preaching and public testimony.
  5. in law and legally: Renewal of validity or effect, as of a contract or judicial decision.
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Revival, when used as an historical term, means the popular use of older art forms/architecture/manners in a current society.

A good example of this is the term Gothic Revival. Gothic architecture of the medieval period was imitated by the 18th century architects and the atmosphere and mood of the Gothic period were reflected in the writing styles of some of the writers as well.

Someone has contributed an excellent write up here This will give you a much more literate description of the use of the term than I can supply in this small place.

Another prime example of Revival is Greek Revival - seen clearly in the architecture of the 18th and early 19th centuries. This was the imitation of Ancient Greek architecture and led to some of the world's most notable buildings such as the National Gallery and British Museum in the UK and Capitol Hill in the US. Examples abound in many other countries.

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We Christians believe that revival is the main reason that Christianity differs from other religions. Jesus was the only person who would ever be able to revive the dead; and also Jesus revived himself after being crucified on the cross, and roamed on earth for 40 days and 40 nights before returning to heaven. So in short, Christians believe that revival is the most amazing miracle that Jesus ever did and is proof that he is the messiah.

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Revival is a quickening of the spirit and a conscience awakening of the mind of a man by the Spirit of God towards God and all that He is.

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