revivalism
noun Date: 1815 1. the spirit or methods characteristic of religious revivals 2. a tendency or desire to revive or restore

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  • Revivalism — Re*viv al*ism, n. The spirit of religious revivals; the methods of revivalists. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • revivalism — [ri vī′vəliz΄əm] n. 1. the fervid spirit or methods characteristic of religious revivals 2. a desire to revive former ways …   English World dictionary

  • revivalism —    The term revival, in its most general sense, refers to a period of renewal within a Christian country or community during which many nonbelievers become believers, and many of the faithful find a new level of religious commitment. More… …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • revivalism — /ri vuy veuh liz euhm/, n. 1. the form of religious activity that manifests itself in revivals. 2. the tendency to revive what belongs to the past. [1805 15; REVIVAL + ISM] * * * Reawakening of Christian values and commitment. The spiritual… …   Universalium

  • revivalism — [[t]rɪva͟ɪvəlɪzəm[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu adj N Revivalism is a movement whose aim is to make a religion more popular and more influential. ...a time of intense religious revivalism. ...Hindu revivalism …   English dictionary

  • Revivalism — Revival in a Christian context generally refers to a specific period of spiritual renewal in the life of the Church. While elements such as mass conversions and perceived beneficial effects on the moral climate of a given culture may be involved …   Wikipedia

  • revivalism — re|viv|al|ism [ rı vaıvl,ızəm ] noun uncount 1. ) a religious movement encouraging people to be interested in Christianity: Methodist revivalism 2. ) the process of encouraging new interest in something such as an old tradition or a type of music …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • revivalism — UK [rɪˈvaɪv(ə)lˌɪz(ə)m] / US [rɪˈvaɪv(ə)lˌɪzəm] noun [uncountable] 1) a religious movement encouraging people to be interested in Christianity Methodist revivalism 2) the process of encouraging new interest in something such as an old tradition… …   English dictionary

  • revivalism — noun The spiritual fervour of a religious revival …   Wiktionary

  • revivalism — re|vi|val|is|m [rıˈvaıvəlızəm] n [U] organized attempts to make a religion more popular >revivalist adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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