"The forty-fifth summer meeting of the Ecclesiastical History Society was held in the University Hall of Cardiff University from Wednesday 19 July to Saturday 22 July 2006. Dr. David Bebbington of the University of Sterling and President-Elect of the Society selected the theme 'Revival and Resurgence in Christian History' for this year's conference. .... This could be a revival such as the Evangelical Revival. In a broader sense, it could include ' a recapturing of the temper of a lost age of faith, a restoration to general use of a practice that had become rare, or a return to earlier Christian ways, often perceived as those of the church in New Testament time'. .... In these ways, revivals are constant factors of Christian life for Christians, either as individuals or as groups, such as parishes, religious communities or dioceses, are always trying to recapture their first fervour" (p. -186).