from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who promotes or leads religious revivals.
- n. One who revives practices or ideas of an earlier time.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. someone who seeks to revive something
- n. an evangelistic preacher
- adj. evangelistic
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A clergyman or layman who promotes revivals of religion; an advocate for religious revivals; sometimes, specifically, a clergyman, without a particular charge, who goes about to promote revivals. Also used adjectively.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is instrumental in producing or promoting in a community a revival of religious interest and activity: specifically applied to an itinerant preacher who makes this his special work.
- n. In general, one who revives anything, as an old custom, trade, or word.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a preacher of the Christian gospel
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Well, he was what they call a revivalist, and he was holding forth one blazin 'hot day out in the sun when all to once he goes down, _flat, _ an' don't come round for the better part o 'two days.
As a Daptone label project -- and in the age of Saadiq and Barkley -- it could be called "revivalist", save for the fact that Bradley was born in '48 and knows this sound intimately.
The flood tide of religious emotionalism ebbed but to flow in other channels? and men who had been so profoundly stirred by the revivalist were the more readily moved by the appeal of the revolutionary orator.
It is not difficult to see how, even in technique, the method of the revivalist is a quasi-sexual method, and resembles the attempt of the male to overcome the sexual shyness of the female.
Fundamentalist religion also has the same kind of revivalist streak that see in Confucius.
The media rarely uses more neutral terms such as "revivalist" or "progressives" (Hassan 2).
There are differences in the four books I reviewed, which is why I attempted to describe their contents separately before commenting upon the "revivalist" position in general.
Thus they are unable to reconcile their perception of my work as "revivalist" with my lack of ecstatic effusion for the protagonists and their work.
What good did come from my first crusade was due chiefly to him; a kind of revivalist spirit was upon him, and many unsuspecting freshers who had only thought of the river as a place to avoid, were unable to resist his entreaties.
At seventeen, just when the appetite for liquor seemed beyond his control, a great "revivalist" won his soul, as the saying went, and at twenty-three he assumed his first pastorate.