Literally translated from French as "rebirth." It refers to a time period between the 14th and 16th centuries in Europe marked by a resurgence of classical ideas and the rapid development of literature, arts, and science. It marks the transition from medieval to modern times.


A person or organization whose income comes from renting out property, bond interest, or other investments.


A member of the clergy or laity who promotes revivals -- events of spiritual awakening or deep religious involvement. In modern Christianity, especially common in evangelical circles, revivals are special meetings to encourage spiritual awakening or interest.