Common evangelistic and mission concerns led groups to borrow from each other revival techniques and ways of cultivating vital piety.
These renewal movements were fashioned by innovative leaders such as Count Zinzendorf, John Wesley, or George Whitefield, and a host of imitators or followers.
As with most large religious movements, rules for women differ widely from one denomination or church to the next.
Like many Christian denominations, Pentecostal churches encourage women to dress modestly defined by each denomination or church.
What we call evangelicalism emerged in Western Europe and Great Britain in the 1700s as a number of renewal movements within Protestantism.
From the beginning, the movement was decentralized and diverse but also interrelated.
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There is no headquarters or single standard-bearing agency to which to refer to see if one is being truly evangelical.But as the movement developed its formal structure, some denominations created rules limiting the ability of women to teach and preach.Basing their authority on biblical passages forbidding women from usurping authority over men, UPCI asserted that a woman could teach as long as she submitted to a man's leadership.To one degree or another, most Pentecostal traditions have reiterated their commitment to traditional gender roles in the home in response to the feminist movement.Some decades ago, when evangelicals were much in the news, a friend remarked that he wished to resign his evangelical membership but he did not know where to send the letter.