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name given to the adherents of an antinomian movement in England about the time of the Commonwealth and Protectorate (1649–59). Its principal teaching was pantheistic, that God is present in nature. The Ranters appealed to the inner experience of Jesus and denied the authority of Scripture. They were accused of fostering immorality and were legislated against by Parliament and vigorously suppressed. They were often confused with the Quakers. In the 19th cent. the Primitive Methodists were sometimes called Ranters.
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"He's not a ranter and raver but he's got this hunger and desire to win football games and he's been quite good at making very difficult decisions at times.
"His became Skidmore''''s Island (the name of a BBC radio '''' station'''' he had invented on Anglesey); mine evolved into Gentlemen Ranters with Skiddy as its first mainstay contributor."
Just received my July/Aug issue of American Handgunner, and I couldn't get past Frank Mallory's rant re: progun ranters. As a retired US Navy Chief Petty Officer, 5-year street cop, and 18-year licensed private investigator, my instincts tell me to go with the ranters.
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Viewing of this kind has gone out of the window in the eyes of TV bosses, to be replaced by reality TV and foul-mouthed ranters who are content with humiliating others.
We all have them - so why not join the ranters, get blogging and get whatever it is off your chest, you'll feel better for it!
He even went back to Cromwell and the English Civil War to argue that the fact that "successive waves of Millennarians, Anabaptists, Seekers, Ranters, and Quakers [who] assailed the established order and its clergy, preached a religion of the poor, argued for intuition and inspiration as against learning and doctrine" left a deep mark on the fledgling American nation.
A significant majority of Americans take their marching orders from TV preachers and radio ranters with an unhealthy obsession over homosexuality and women's right to control their own bodies.
The site will provide ranters looking for single-family homes, duplexes and townhouses with a comprehensive rental search tool to find a rental home that matches their requirements.
Perhaps a not wholly unproblematic source of liberal democratic "enlightenment" for our divided contemporary times might include not only the distinctive Black church tradition that shaped King, but also the traditions of seventeenth century Levellers, Diggers, and Ranters who during the English Revolution called forth, in the words of H.