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Salvation Army

Subject Religion

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631181392.1995.x


[ xiii.b ] A 19th-century Christian movement. The Army had its origins in R evivalism , being founded by William Booth (1829–1912), a former M ethodist , in 1878. It adopted military uniforms, bands, ranks and metaphors for its organization and activities. From 1890 social work was given a larger place but popular evangelism has continued to be characteristic of the army. The S acraments and ordained M inistry are rejected. The army's headquarters is in London but it works extensively in the USA and overseas M issions [43: 198] ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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