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1. One who promotes or leads religious revivals.
2. One who revives practices or ideas of an earlier time.

re·viv′al·ist adj.
re·viv′al·is′tic adj.
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Adj.1.revivalistic - of or relating to or characterizing revivalism
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
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Further, the moderate wing made it a priority to hold fast to the SBC's revivalistic methodology.
Freemasonry, like the revivalistic religious traditions of the period, drew on a powerful set of "techniques of the body" to achieve conversion experiences.
Crafted during the revivalistic period known as the Era of Mother's Work, gift drawings record with meticulous detail visions of the heavenly sphere and offer spiritual messages to guide those in the physical world.
The unique aspect of Nabati poetry, Al Bidwawi says, is its ability to be a revivalistic device in the face of progress and development which have a tendency to make people drift a little away from certain aspects of their heritage and culture.
Anthropologist 45 (1943): 230-240; Revivalistic movements--James Mooney,
In terms of Lofland and Skonovd's (1981) conversion motifs, a large number of Young Life transformations would be categorized as affectional and revivalistic. Young Life's primary philosophy is that spiritual transformation should take place through the building of relationships, so we would expect transformations whereby a person comes to faith through the experience of being loved and affirmed by the members of a religious group.
Writing in The Spectator "as an Anglo-Catholic to whom the revivalistic approach is unattractive," Betjeman nonetheless perceived the significance of Graham's accomplishments and even found himself compelled by his strength and character (Betjeman on Faith 11).
Should they seek to remove the pietistic, revivalistic, and Holiness-Pentecostal overlay as so many layers of dross that presently obscure the real, historical Wesleys?
It...has a nostalgic, revivalistic strain extolling the greatness of the message and the role of Islam historically interpreted; it ends with a strain of hope'.
One commentator has said that evangelism has fallen "among thieves" in the church, where it has been "beaten up and robbed," by an unfortunate narrowing of its meaning to either a fundamentalist theology, a revivalistic style of preaching for soul-saving, or a congregational campaign for new members.
Host Lance Mountain's call-and-response, revivalistic "Can I get a witness?
The more radical thinking about the church traditionally associated with Anabaptists and Spiritualists actually bore fruit beyond the bounds of those societies, and "later revivalistic movements inherited ...