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The Korean Revival



The Korean revival that occurred between 1903 and 1907 was and continues to be a source of awe to the Christian world. Unfortunately the background and other information on the revival is little known. I hope you can learn more about the revival as I slowly add documents to this section.


Testimonies Of The Korean Revival

On this page you will many testimonies of individuals that participated or were present at the revival that swept North Korea and the south in 1907.



Christian Life In The Revived Korean Church

This page is made up of 17 pages of a book by George Herber Jones on the revival and its effect upon the church in Korea, and provides wonderful information on the daily experience of the people impacted by the revival. If you read nothing else about the revival, be sure to read this page! You can download the entire book by clicking on the following link:   Jones: Korea Mission of the Methodist Episcopal Church


North Korean Pyongyang Revival

• Introduction

The Pyongyang Revival, a little known but wonderful revival that took place in the capital city of North Korea in 1907, eventually led to the city becoming as the Jerusalem of Asia. As a result of later persecution, many of these individuals fled to the south, and led to South Korea becoming a great Christian nation. Many books have been published about this revival. Some of the better ones of the past can be downloaded below.

Pastor Graham Lee's Testimony

This firsthand account is one of the most important and most instructive accounts of what actually happened in Pyongyang.

• The Korea Pentecost — And other Experiences on the Mission Field 

William N. Blair

Blair arrived in Korea at the age of 25, was one of the speakers of the meeting in which the revival broke out, spent another 42 years in the country, and is considered the sole surviving western witness of the revival. This is must reading on the revival. Also read about his call to Korea and gratitude to have been there at such an important time when God's Kingdom was advancing in the North: Call to Foreign Missions, W. N. Blair.

God's Overflow in Korea - Jonathan Goforth

Goforth's talk on the revival in Korea is highly instructive!

Religious Awakening of Korea

This book was published by the Board of Foreign Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

How The Spirit Came To Korea

L. H. Underwood

This is taken from Fifteen Years Among The Top-Knots or Life In Korea, by L. H. Underwood, M.D.

Korea For Christ

George Davis

Where Is The Power

Samuel H. Moffett

This was given as an address as a conference on renewal in Texas in 1985 by a former missionary to Korea.


Quotes About The Korean Revival

Here you will find quotes on the Korean revival.


Political Developments in Korea Following the Revival of 1907

After the revival, great political changes occurred with the annexation of the Korea by the Japanese and other changes.


Further Reading

UCLA Online Archive Korean Christianity

If you want to read much of what has been written on Christianity in Korea, this online archive is one of the better resources.