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Revivalist movements
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1. The concept

Revival (or awakening; German Erweckung) as a Pietist term with biblical roots denotes activation of faith. Efforts of all religious bodies to intensify personal faith are documented throughout Europe from the 17th century on (Jansenism, Quietism, Pietism, and Hassidism). The term itself was used both collectively and individually from the early 18th century on, initially in Halle Pietism and the Moravian Church (Unitas fratrum). It could be understood in a re…

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Kuhn, Thomas Konrad, “Revivalist movements”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 05 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_018924>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210601

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