Salvation Army

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A worldwide Christian evangelical organization on quasi-military lines, established by William Booth (1829–1912).

The name was adopted in 1878 (the body until then was styled ‘the Christian Mission’). The officers bear military titles (‘general’, ‘captain’, etc.). In its early years, open-air evangelistic services, featuring its famous brass bands, were the most prominent feature of the Salvation Army's work.

Subjects: History.

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