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Stundism
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Stundism refers to a free church movement that arose in 1861 in southern Russia. It called itself the Brethren of the Friends of God, but it came to be known as Stundism (Ger. Stunde, “hour”) because of its link with the German Reformed “observing of the hours” at Rohrbach, near Odessa. For the Stundists, reading and discussing the Bible came to be viewed as more important than maintaining the external Orthodox rites of worship (Bible Study). The movement arose in the context of other indigenous sects going back to the middle of the 18th century, including those of so-called spi…

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Hauptmann, Peter, “Stundism”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 17 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_SI.81>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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