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Dissenters
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[German Version]

I. Introduction – II. Concerns – III. History

I. Introduction

“Dissenters” and “Nonconformists” are the terms which have been used from the 17th century of those English and Welsh Protestants who have chosen to worship outside the established Church of England. The name “Dissenter” was used after the restoration of Charles II in 1660 of those Puritans who refused to submit to the restored episcopal church. Initially the term “Nonconformist” was used not of men who reject…

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Watts, Michael R., “Dissenters”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_03759>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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