Camp Meeting

The camp meeting is a form of Protestant Christian religious service originating in Britain and once common in some parts of the United States, wherein people would travel from a large area to a particular site to camp out, listen to itinerant preachers, and pray. This suited the frontier lifestyle well, as such areas often lacked traditional churches and offered few other types of diversion from work. The practice was a major component of the Second Great Awakening, a rapid increase in the popularity of various Protestant denominations in the United States in the early 19th century, especially Methodists and Baptists.

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... associated with John Brown's Body and the Battle Hymn of the Republic, was formed in the American camp meeting circuit of the early to mid 1800s ... music fashion Specialists in nineteenth-century American religious history describe camp meeting music as the creative product of participants who, when seized by the spirit of a particular ... attributed to William Steffe, though the category of "composer" fits poorly into the camp meeting and oral folk tradition of the time ...
Mount Tabor, New Jersey - History - Incorporation of The Camp Meeting in 1869
... On March 17, 1869, the incorporation of the "Camp Meeting Association of the Newark Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church" came about by virtue of the passage of New ... the Methodist Episcopal Church the right to operate a religious camp meeting and allowed the church to exercise specific municipal powers with regard to its camp ... The Mount Tabor camp meeting was located in what was then Hanover Township ...
Smallthorne - History - Ranters
... Bourne, and his supporters, were originally known as 'Camp Meeting Methodists' because they organised large open-air meetings for preaching, prayer and the public declaration of sin ... early history of the movement Mow Cop, the site of the first two Camp Meetings on Sunday 31 May 1807 and 19 July Norton-in-the-Moors, the location of the third Camp Meeting on 23 August 1807 and Chatterley ... celebrated their centenary with a new Camp Meeting at Mow Cop that attracted around 100,000 people ...
Mount Tabor, New Jersey - History - Founding
... Camp Meetings, which are outdoor religious revival services, began for the purpose of revitalizing faith, particularly in the aftermath of the American Civil War ... In 1866 the “Newark Conference Camp Meeting Association of Methodists”, under the authority of the officers of the Newark Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church ... When the owner of the land eventually told the Camp Meeting Association that he was going to sell the property, a group of the men began searching the countryside for a new ...
Camp Meeting - Music and Hymn Singing
... The camp meeting tradition fostered a tradition of music and hymn singing with strong oral, improvisatory, and spontaneous elements ... in nineteenth-century American religious history describe camp meeting music as the creative product of participants who, when seized by the spirit of a particular sermon or prayer, would ... started by an excited auditor during the preaching, and taken up by the throng, until the meeting dissolved into a "singing-ecstasy" culminating in general ...

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