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re·viv·al·ism

 (rĭ-vī′və-lĭz′əm)
n.
1. The spirit or activities characteristic of religious revivals.
2. A desire or inclination to revive what belongs to an earlier time.

revivalism

(rɪˈvaɪvəˌlɪzəm)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a movement, esp an evangelical Christian one, that seeks to reawaken faith
2. the tendency or desire to revive former customs, styles, etc

re•viv•al•ism

(rɪˈvaɪ vəˌlɪz əm)

n.
1. the form of religious activity that manifests itself in revivals.
2. the tendency to revive the past.

revivalism

that form of religious activity that manifests itself in evangelistic services for the purpose of effecting a religious awakening. — revivalist, n. — revivalistic, adj.
See also: Protestantism
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.revivalism - an attempt to reawaken the evangelical faith
evangelicalism - stresses the importance of personal conversion and faith as the means of salvation
Translations
revivalisme

revivalism

[rɪˈvaɪvəˌlɪzəm] N (Rel) → evangelismo m

revivalism

n (Rel) → Erweckungsbewegung f

revivalism

[rɪˈvaɪvəˌlɪzm] n (Rel) → revivalismo
References in classic literature ?
reverences, revivalists, cenobites, perpetual curates, chaplains,
You will soon be going about like the converted, and the revivalist, warning people against all the sins of which you have grown tired.
A REVIVALIST who had fallen dead in the pulpit from too violent religious exercise was astonished to wake up in Hades.
But of a heritage that may expand gradually, he had no conception: he hoped to come to Culture suddenly, much as the Revivalist hopes to come to Jesus.
It's surely too late for a title surge, but a triumph for Louis van Gaal's revivalists could totally kill off any lingering City hopes, seal Manuel Pellegrini's demise and complete their metamorphosis from champs into chumps.
Revelation, Relevancy, and Reformation for a New Breed of Revivalists
WEDNESDAY DARLIA The grunge revivalists come King Tut's bringing with them a ton of scuzzy riffs and songbook full of massive singalong choruses.
Violinist, composer, filmmaker, writer, photographer and playwright Yale Strom was a pioneer among revivalists in conducting extensive field research in Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans among the Jewish and Rom communities since 1981.
At first glance, it looks like any number of eight-bit, side-scrolling shooter revivalists we've seen since the start of the indie boom.
All of which is fair enough if it were not the case that, by the study's end, he has, at one level, merely re-inscribed Joyce as stubbornly anti-revivalist, so much so that all the old rum fixities fall neatly into line: such as Joyce as the clear-sighted modernist, outward looking and internationally engaged, while Yeats and the other Revivalists are dreamy romantics blighted with a backward and insular gaze; or Joyce as a bourgeois Catholic in conflict with Yeats and Lady Gregory, who are privileged Protestants seeking cultural succour through their Revivalist activities.
For many revivalists this allegiance and journey were defined in vernacular versions of Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, pervasive throughout eastern Africa in the early part of the twentieth century.
GRUNGE revivalists Peace have revealed how R&B superstar Usher came to one of their US shows - as they busily promote their criticallyacclaimed debut album.