Tabernacle (Methodist)

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The tabernacle lies in the center of Indian Fields Methodist Campground.

In Methodism (inclusive of the holiness movement), a tabernacle is the center of a camp meeting, where revival services occur.[1][2] Tabernacles are constructed in a cruciform-shaped fashion and are most often made of wood.[3][4] Like the interior of many Methodist churches, in the center of the tabernacle is an altar upon which the Eucharist is consecrated; a pulpit stands near it and is used by preachers to deliver sermons.[3] The area of the tabernacle housing the altar and pulpit is delimited by the mourner's bench.[3] Surrounding the tabernacle itself are usually several cabins and/or tents, where people stay while attending the camp meeting.[4]

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  1. ^ David, Jonathan C. (2007). Together Let Us Sweetly Live: The Singing and Praying Bands. University of Illinois Press. p. 151. ISBN 9780252074196.
  2. ^ Evans, Linda L. (2011). Will You Sparkle in the Light: An End-of-the-Age Crash Course in the Supernatural and Spiritual Things of God. WestBow Press. p. 218. ISBN 9781449719593.
  3. ^ a b c Randolph, Vance (1980). Religious songs and other items. University of Missouri Press. p. 13. ISBN 9780826203007.
  4. ^ a b Lanier, Gabrielle M.; Herman, Bernard L. (19 June 1997). Everyday Architecture of the Mid-Atlantic: Looking at Buildings and Landscapes. JHU Press. p. 275. ISBN 9780801853258. Retrieved 1 July 2018.