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see Browne, RobertBrowne, Robert,
c.1550–1633, English clergyman and leader of a group of early separatists popularly known as Brownists. Browne conceived of the church as a self-governing local body of experiential believers in Jesus.
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88) Having observed Neal's opinion of English Baptists in The History of the Puritans, it is surprising that he failed to identify Williams (whom he regarded as a "rigid Brownist, precise, uncharitable, and of such turbulent and boisterous Passions, as had like to have put the whole Country to Flame") as a Baptist.
6) In 1607 Brownists built another church farther east on the artificial island of Vloonburg (Vlooienburg) on Lange Houte Street.
However, Paget did refer to Smyth dismissively in his Arrow against the Separation of the Brownists (1618).
106) In the Arrow against the Separation of the Brownists, Paget tied the errors of Separatism and Anabaptism into one neat package.
In 1881 De Hoop Scheffer wrote a groundbreaking article, 'The Brownists in Amsterdam.
De Hoop Scheffer was the nineteenth-century Dutch expert on English Brownists and Anabaptists.
56) Smyth's journey from England to Holland, and his religious pilgrimage from the Church of England to Puritanism, to Brownist Separatism, and then finally to Anabaptism, is a colorful story in religious history.
De Hoop Scheffer became the "internationally-recognized expert" of his day for scholars of Brownist and Baptist topics.
John Jordan the Young's adamant views against formalism in worship are suggestive of Brownist rhetoric.
The distinction which Burnet drew between the moderate Dissenters (religious descendants of the Puritans) and the separatist Dissenters (in the Brownist tradition) provides us with the key to the Latitudinarians' objection to the bill against occasional conformity.
The comprehension and toleration bills, introduced into the House of Lords in the early months of 1689, were based on the long-held Latitudinarian notion that there were two types of Dissenters--"moderate" in the Puritan tradition and "separatist" in the Brownist tradition--and that two distinct and different policies, comprehension and toleration, ought to be applied to each respectively.