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Revivalist, one who takes part in revivalism, which is a kind of awakening and stirring of religious feeling. Many such movements have taken place, among them being the Reformation, the movement set on foot by Wesley, Whitefield, and others; but the name is usually applied to those who took part in the movement initiated in the United States of America in 1858, and which spread to Scotland and Ireland, and to some extent to England. Among noted revivalists were Messrs. Moody and Sankey, who visited England in 1873.