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In Christianity, a revival refers to a planned service or series of services, the purpose of which is evangelism and spiritual awakening.

The services often last 1/2 to one full week, with a guest speaker (evangelist) brought in to hold them, extended from time to time if significant activity takes place. The services may be held at a church's facility, or at a larger facility if multiple congregations are involved.

Notable evangelists who conducted large revivals include Billy Sunday, Dwight L. Moody, Billy Graham, and Oral Roberts.

Revivals are still popular within fundamentalist circles; however, they have generally fallen out of favor elsewhere, especially with the passing of Graham.