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Chapman-Alexander revival mission
Title : Chapman-Alexander revival mission Chapman-Alexander revival mission
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Creator : Chapman-Alexander Mission
Source : Big mission in Adelaide, conducted by the Chapman-Alexander mission party
Date of creation : 1909
Format : Book
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :
The American evangelists J Wilbur Chapman and Charles M Alexander attracted a crowd of 8,000 to their first revival meeting in Adelaide at the Exhibition Building in July 1909. Revival was a familiar concept among the Methodists, who made up a quarter of the South Australian population in the 19th century, and many overseas revivalists visited the state. Special trains were run to bring hundreds of people from the country districts to the Chapman-Alexander mission meetings, many of them singing the hymns popularised by the two men as they travelled. The team paid a return visit in 1912.
Related names :

Chapman, J. Wilbur

Alexander, Charles M.

Chapman-Alexander mission

Coverage year : 1909
Period : 1884-1913
Place : Adelaide (S. Aust.)
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :
Chapman-Alexander souvenir, Melbourne: Southern Cross, 1909
Harkness, Robert. You must do something to-night [music], [Sydney, N.S.W.?]: Charles M. Alexander, [1909], c1908
Hilliard, David and Arnold Hunt. 'Religion', Flinders History of South Australia: Social history, ed. Eric Richards, Netley, S. Aust: Wakefield Press, 1986, pp. 194-234
Hilliard, David. Popular revivalism in South Australia from the 1870s to the 1920s, 2nd ed., Black Forest, S. Aust.: Uniting Church Historical Society, 2005



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