revivalism

[ ri-vahy-vuh-liz-uhm ]

noun
  1. the form of religious activity that manifests itself in revivals.

  2. the tendency to revive what belongs to the past.

Origin of revivalism

1
First recorded in 1805–15; revival + -ism

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British Dictionary definitions for revivalism

revivalism

/ (rɪˈvaɪvəˌlɪzəm) /


noun
  1. a movement, esp an evangelical Christian one, that seeks to reawaken faith

  2. the tendency or desire to revive former customs, styles, etc

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