Peculiar People

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Peculiar People,

an alternate rendering for the biblical phrase "chosen people" (of Israel), applied to numerous Protestant dissenting sects such as the Plumstead peculiars. This group, founded in London in 1838 by John Banyard, refused medical treatment as an article of faith.
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In the West, the Arabs were considered a very peculiar people because they were untouched by waves of globalization, democratization, and the sense of longing for freedom that other "normal" people in the universe were feeling.
And more than all this, as a pastor am I open to God and God's peculiar people loving me?
Christ was the sacrificial lamb pure and sinless--Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity and purify unto himself a peculiar people zealous of good works.
traces his career as a writer of other influential works including the novel, Children of the Ghetto: A Study of a Peculiar People (1892), and his controversial advocacy of a Zionism which allowed for the possibility of a Jewish homeland somewhere other than Israel, Jewish assimilation, women's suffrage, and pacifism.
The Bullies: Understanding Bullies and Bullying" is a manual for educators in coming to begin to understand these peculiar people.
He talked about literature, history, theology, philosophy and the charms of the peculiar people he had known.
The Jews are a peculiar people," wrote America's great longshoreman philosopher Eric Hoffer after the 1967 war.
And by including only writings that "stress what is unique in Morocco", the Bidwells give the impression that the country is locked in a bygone era and filled with baffling customs and peculiar people.
Peculiar people do clubs, often under the pretext of a hobby.
Ask any of the numerous New Chelsea fans (and I'm thinking here of peculiar people like Tim Lovejoy from Soccer AM) who was the manager before Glenn Hoddle.
The top-selling gospel artists in 2004, according to recording industry and gospel music industry sources, are Smokie Norful, CeCe Winans, Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton & New Breed, Martha Munizzi, Vickie Winans, Byron Cage, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Tonex & the Peculiar People and Donnie McClurkin.
England's Lost Eden is, for the most part, their story, but the Girlingites existed within a tapestry of sects - Shakers, Bible Christians, Peculiar People - with whom they were often confused.