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Ranters,

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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Since 1997 the average number of airliner accidents has shown a steady and persistent decline, probably for a great deal thanks to the continuing safety-driven efforts by international aviation organizations such as ICAO, IATA, Flight Safety Foundation and the aviation industry," said Harro Ranter, ASN president.
in particular, American Evangelicalism which at limes has threatened to turn Lewis into an American ranter.
She was not a ranter and there were no signs of mental decline.
HE may not be noted for his love of the England team, but Andy Murray last night expressed solidarity with fellow ranter Wayne Rooney.
I am not a ranter and raver, there was no cups thrown, but they were left in no doubt that the display against Northampton wasn't acceptable, not to the coaching staff, the supporters or themselves," said Young.
He put his own verve for invective to work in a March letter to the editor in the weekly Webster-Kirkwood Times (WKT) in which he chastised the WKT editor for being a liberal ranter and the "Son-of-Maureen-Dowd.
There is a significant number of groups who have very serious concerns about the MTA negotiating exclusively with forest City Ranter and now tins project was always tailored for Forest City Ratner.
According to talk radio ranter Michael Savage, 91-year-old former FBI second-in-command Mark Felt, fleshly revealed as the Watergate whistleblower known as "Deep Throat," should be thrown in prison, along with his daughter Joan.
Its most successful performance comes from Peter Kelly who, as a former Ranter now living rough in the woods, injects some needed guts and character into the piece.
Recent critical discussion of The Widdow Ranter has been nearly silent on the prologue and epilogue that John Dryden authored for the posthumous production of the play in 1689.
Women as commodities on the marriage market reflects the values permeating Restoration comedy as well, in four plays by Aphra Behn: The Rover, The Feigned Courtesans, The Lucky Chance, and The Widow Ranter.