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Plymouth Brethren
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The Plymouth Brethren are a conservative Evangelical splinter movement that emerged from an alliance of dissenters in Dublin, Bristol, Barnstaple, and Plymouth. Initially they were characterized by their commitment to primitive Christian practices (esp. the interpretation of the Eucharist as the Lord’s Suppler), a literal reading of the Bible (Fundamentalism), especially in the interpretation of prophecy, a Calvinistic doctrine of redemption, and a separatist attitude toward the prevailing forms of Christianity. While the name Plymouth Brethren reflects …

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Callahan, James P., “Plymouth Brethren”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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