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Noyes

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Author(s): Curtis, Heather
[English Version] Noyes, John Humphrey (3.9.1811 Brattleboro, VT – 13.4.1886 Niagara Falls, Kanada), der Gründer der Perfectionist Oneidy Community (Oneida-Perfektionisten; Gemeinschaftsbewegung: II.), studierte an der Dartmouth University, am Andover Theological Seminary und an der Yale Divinity School, die ihn aber entließ, als er behauptete, einen Zustand der Vollkommenheit erreicht zu haben. N. glaubte, daß die Wiederkunft Christi sich bereits i.J. 70 n. Chr. ereignet habe und daß darum für alle…

Noyes, John Humphrey

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Author(s): Curtis, Heather
[German Version] (Sep 3, 1811, Brattleboro, VT – Apr 13, 1886, Niagara Falls, Canada) was the founder of the Perfectionist Oneida Community (Oneida-Perfectionists). He studied at Dartmouth University, Andover Theological Seminary, and at Yale Divinity School which he left after claiming that he had achieved a state of perfection. Noyes believed that ¶ Christ’s Second Coming had taken place in 70ce and that sinless perfection was therefore available for all believers. In 1844 Noyes and his disciples established a utopian community at Putney, Vermont. This group bega…

National Association of Evangelicals

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Author(s): Curtis, Heather
[German Version] The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) is a voluntary interde ¶ nominational coalition of churches and organizations founded in 1942 under the leadership of H.J. Ockenga and J. Elwin Wright to further the reform of fundamentalism (II, 2) in North America and to return Evangelicalism (I) to a position of cultural and intellectual prominence. The “new evangelical” leaders believed that a national alliance of diverse evangelical groups could mount a powerful front against what they perc…

Ockenga, Harold John

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[German Version] ( Jul 6, 1905, Chicago, IL – Feb 8, 1985, Boston, MA). After his studies at Taylor University (B.A. 1927), Westminster Theological Seminary (M. Div. 1930), and Pittsburgh University (Ph.D. 1939) Ockenga accepted a call to pastor Park Street Church in Boston, Massachusetts, where he remained until 1969. During the 1940s and 1950s ¶ Ockenga helped launch and lead the “new evangelical movement” (Evangelicalism). Ockenga coined the term “new evangelical” to describe efforts to encourage a more culturally engaged and intellectually respe…

Ockenga

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Author(s): Curtis, Heather
[English Version] Ockenga, Harold John (6.7.1905 Chicago, IL – 8.2.1985 Boston, MA). Nach Studium an der Taylor University (B.A. 1927), dem Westminster Theological Seminary (M. of Divinity 1930) und der Pittsburgh University (PhD 1939) wurde O. 1939 als Pastor an die kongregationalistische Park Street Church in Boston, MA, berufen, wo er bis 1969 blieb. In den 40er und 50er Jahren trug O. zur Gründung des »new evangelical movement« (evangelikale Bewegung: I.) bei, in der er eine Führungsrolle spielt…

National Association of Evangelicals

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Author(s): Curtis, Heather
[English Version] (NAE), konfessionsübergreifende freiwillige Koalition von Kirchen und Organisationen, die 1942 unter der Führung von H.J. Ockenga und J. Elwin Wright gegründet wurde, um zur Reform des Fundamentalismus (: II.,2., b) in Nordamerika und der Rückkehr des Evangelikalismus (evangelikale Bewegung: I.) zu einer Position kultureller und intellektueller Bedeutung beizutragen. Diese »neuen evangelikalen« Führer glaubten, daß eine nationale Allianz verschiedener evangelikaler Gruppierungen …

Keith, George

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Author(s): Curtis, Heather D.
[German Version] (c. 1638, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland – Mar 27, 1716, Edburton, Sussex), studied at Aberdeen University (M.A. 1658). Joining the Quakers in the 1660s, Keith wrote tracts such as Immediate Revelation Not Ceased (1668). After several imprisonments for his Quakerism, Keith toured Europe as a missionary with G. Fox and W. Penn in 1677. He migrated to the American colonies in 1685, serving as a surveyor in (New) Jersey and a schoolmaster in Philadelphia. Keith's emphasis on the historical Jesus and the Bible …

Keach, Benjamin

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Author(s): Curtis, Heather D.
[German Version] (Feb 29, 1640, Stoke Hammond, Buckinghamshire – Jul 18, 1704, London), a leading theologian of the English Calvinistic Baptists, authored more than 43 books and pioneered the practice of hymn-singing in congregational worship. Raised Anglican, Keach joined the General Baptists and began preaching in 1659. He was imprisoned in 1664 for anti-paedobaptist views contained in his Child's Instructor – a catechism which was burned but which he later rewrote and published as The Child's Delight, a work which sold widely. Moving to London in 1688, Keach became a…