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religious movement


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  • n. a movement intended to bring about religious reforms


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  • a short time as curate, he returned to Oxford, where he found that his brother Charles, along with G. Whitefield (q.v.) and others, had begun that association for religious improvement from which sprang the great religious movement known as Methodism.

    A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature

  • Jacob von Salza (1520-39) was personally a stanch adherent of the Church; yet the gentleness of his disposition caused him to shrink from carrying on a war against the powerful religious movement that had arisen.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

  • They learned a great many notions about doctrine from him, so that almost every church-goer under fifty began to distinguish as well between the genuine gospel and what did not come precisely up to that standard, as if he had been born and bred a Dissenter; and for some time after his arrival there seemed to be quite a religious movement in that quiet rural district.

    Adam Bede

  • "Josephinism", as this political and religious movement was afterwards called, taking its name from its foster-father, the Emperor Joseph II, made the

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • Somehow, since the destruction of Deep Space 9 a new religious movement on Bajor, centered on the beings discovered to live in the second wormhole, had become a rallying point for a new interstellar political entity—the Bajoran Ascendancy.


  • In 1522 he settled at Basle, where he had a large following; but the continued advance of the religious movement which he, as an admirer of Luther's writings, and an intimate friend of Zwingli, Myconius, and

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI


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