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religious (usually evangelistic) meeting held in a large tent or outdoors and lasting several days

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Additionally, the sources show how the Shakers presented these doctrines and practices to potential converts at camp meetings and demonstrate the eagerness of the Shakers to gain new members.
Even though these hymn books contained a mixture of hymns written by authors of various persuasions, along with many camp meeting songs and Sacred Harp selections, a common hymnody developed before the Civil War.
The single religious purpose of camp meetings was conversion.
An instance of nineteenth-century camp resorting (akin to revival camp meetings and educational camp meetings like Chautauqua), the Bohemian Grove and its rituals were created as an antidote to the enervating nature of modern life in response to fears about male neurasthenia.
There were also songs, not quite hymns, which were heartily sung especially at Camp Meetings in the early 1800s, such as this one: "O praise the Lord, my soul, for He Made sin and death before me flee, And in His mercy gave me rest, When He made me a Methodist!"
This section of the Jersey Shore was familiar territory to the Cranes; almost a decade before making Asbury Park their permanent home, Reverend Crane and his family had begun attending Methodist summer camp meetings in neighboring Ocean Grove.
Likewise, the essays on Adventist camp meetings in the 1870s and the murky, unresolved detective story of the Kinnear's Mill post office case at the turn of the century present religion as the central terrain on which historians can explore the dynamic, and frequently conflicting, values and identities out of which the modern liberal order emerged.
In terms of large Native social gatherings, the primary and immediate precursors to the powwow in this region included religious camp meetings and Native dance exhibitions akin to the Buffalo Bill and the Wild West Shows that were popular during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
2.7c Deeper Life Students Outreach (DLSO) -- shall through Bible studies, Bible correspondence courses, literature, tracts, retreats, camp meetings, conventions, films, drama, symposia, Bible quiz, free vacation schools, etc, reach out to students in secondary schools and teacher training colleges, with a special outreach to teachers in these institutions, with a view to:
There was also a two-story cement block administration building, and an octagon shaped log tabernacle for summer time church camp meetings. The farm buildings consisted of a large log barn, a large clapboard barn, a chicken house to raise 10,000 broilers for market, a small chicken house for the laying hens, and several small buildings for shops and storage.
Zion Spiritual Singers have been recreating the old time Camp Meetings, where the scene looks something like straight out of the 19th century south, and have been performing at the annual Charleston Piccolo Spoleto festival since 1993.
Apart from French modernists, Barnes was also fascinated by African art, an interest that started when as a child of eight he attended an African-American camp meeting. He had, as he put it, "become an addict of Negro camp meetings, baptizings, revivals, and to seeking the company of individual Negroes." He saw African sculpture as the finest kind of sculpture produced by man.
Stone, who was one of the pioneers in gaining converts through the new technique of camp meetings, felt that church doctrine--particularly the doctrine of predestination--was an impediment, incompatible with the highly appealing message that anyone who accepted Christ would be saved.
He describes a wide variety of issues, ranging from his educational experience, to camp meetings, to the life style of slaves.
Their conversion-story techniques, colporteurs (distributors of devotional literature), and camp meetings with a cowboy flavor all have contributed to the success of their evangelistic outreach.