American Revival Worship

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

A definite pattern of worship developed in the revival movements of the American frontier and in the campaigns of American evangelists. This "revivalistic" approach to worship has continued as the dominant tradition in the "free churches" of America, and is found today particularly within the fundamentalist and evangelical communities.

Interest in religion waned in the years immediately following the American Revolution. Westward expansion certainly did not help matters. It dispersed sparse...


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