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Dissenters
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1. British Protestant Christians who worship outside the Church of England (Anglican Communion) have been designated at different times as Anabaptists, Brownists, Separatists, Dissenters, Nonconformists, and Free Churchmen. Those in the 16th century who inherited Lollard attitudes and heterodox opinions from the Netherlands were called Anabaptists. The Brownists and Separatists, losing hope of Puritan reform in the church, met in secret conventicles in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Dissenters were those who would not accept the Act of Uniformity of 1662…

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Ward, W. Reginald, “Dissenters”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 27 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_D352>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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