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  • proper noun historical The practice or tenets of the Ranters.


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Ranter +‎ -ism


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  • They differed fundamentally from Luther in their conception of salvation and in their basis of authority, although they owed their first awakening to him; and they were not truly Anabaptists, though they allied themselves at first with this movement, and earnestly laboured to check the ominous signs of Ranterism and Fanaticism, and the misguided "return" to millennial hopes and expectations, to which many of the Anabaptist leaders were prone.

    Spiritual Reformers in the 16th & 17th Centuries

  • That this Distinction is very necessary, and keeps us from falling into Extreams on either Hand, whereof the one is Ranterism, and the other gross Ignorance, by which the Glory of the Divine Attributes is obscured and darkned.

    The Principles of the Most Ancient and Modern Philosophy


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