Nonconformist


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Nonconformist

a member of a Protestant denomination that dissents from an Established Church, esp the Church of England
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Consequently, as Betjeman was aware, his influence is most strongly felt in the Nonconformist tradition: "Here and there where daylight strikes through clear glass windows onto high pews and galleries of little old chapels of the Independent and Strict Baptist denominations and, I believe, in about half a dozen Anglican churches, the prose works of Toplady are still quoted" (196).
His division of nonconformists into a small radical camp, who endorsed violence against oppressive ant-Christian authorities, and a broader "moderate" camp, who did not, is problematic.
I would suggest that before looking for our ancestors in Nonconformist records, we first need to see if they are listed in the parish registers of the Church of England.
Identifying Nonconformists as "FreeChurchpeople" (p.
Rather it is for "lost communities," namely for the nonconformist modes of rational exchange that undergirded Godwin's 1793 vision of social reformation in Political Justice.
The historians discussed were mostly Nonconformists and included Thomas Shankland, Richard Bennett, Thomas Richards and R.
Nonconformist chapels were particularly prevalent here in the northwest.
The new records are the non-parochial and nonconformist registers from 1567 to 1840.
It appears that the Neo-Pagan movement emerges, first of all, as a reaction on the part of educated and nonconformist people to important issues that preoccupy contemporary North American society.
Isaac Backus, noted eighteenth-century Baptist pastor, historian, and church-state separationist, struggled mightily over how to deal with the Standing Order, or state church of New England, that tended to persecute nonconformist Baptists and others who opposed infant baptism and refused to obtain licenses to preach or pay church taxes.
He appears to glory in his own reflection of the common, if nonconformist, man, complete with the curious haircut, facial stubble, working-class clothing, and London East-End dialect; and it is this brazen, nonconformist attitude that he brings to the "Four Seasons.
His nonconformist style was not considered an asset.