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This refers to staged episodes of increased religious emotion and group celebration, sometimes confused with conversion; however revival is distinguished by its collective, (sometimes) organized character.  Revivals are typically organized by established religious groups, but employ a variety of methods designed to arouse fervor that extend beyond commonplace worship services, such as “camp meetings” and para-organizational gatherings.  These are typically pitched by the faithful as efforts to re-claim “sliding” religious commitment or moral sentiments.


Stark, Rodney and William S. Bainbridge.  1985.  The Future of Religion: Secularization, Revivial, and Cult Formation.  Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

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