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  1. Citizens of Zion: The Social Origins of Camp Meeting Revivalism
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  2. Citizens of Zion: The Social Origins of Camp Meeting Revivalism

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One of America's most enduring forms of public worship, the camp meeting had its beginnings at the dawn of the nineteenth century during the "Great Revival" that swept the newly settled regions of the young republic. The culmination of this phenonenon came in 1801 at Cane Ridge Presbyterian meetinghouse in Kentucky, where more than ten thousand people gathered for a week of worship and fellowship. To trace the origins of the camp meeting, Ellen Eslinger follows Kentucky's development from its initial settlement in 1775 to the eve of the Great Revival. Citizens of Zion does more than explain a particular instance of religious revivalism; it explores the creation of a new form of worship that enabled people to relate more comfortably to a changing society through an intense collective experience.


Ellen Eslinger
Brand: University of Tennessee Press
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University of Tennessee Press
University of Tennessee Press
University of Tennessee Press
University of Tennessee Press
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In Citizens of Zion, Ellen Eslinger joins in the scholarly tradition of seeing revivalism in earthly rather than supernatural terms, but challenge the dominant Turnerian paradigm that other scholars developed from Fredrick Jackson Turner's influential ideas about the frontier. The Turnerian thesis on revivalism holds that decentralized, emotionally unrestrained western revivals primarily met the needs of highly individualistic people isolated from church and government who struggled to survive on the fringe of civilization. Eslinger contends instead that camp meeting revivals served primarily as a liminal (that is, boundary-crossing) experience through which participants could more easily enter into and relate with the young nation's emerging culture. This experience was a helpful "integrating mechanism" for the transition into a new social order because it temporarily broke down social barriers in a communal experience of unity and harmony when people were experiencing disorienting... Read more
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