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To: vladimir998
The Italian Waldensians, for instance, are Methodists today

The Waldensians who left their historic home in the Cottian Alps for religious freedom in the late nineteenth century aren't. Their settlement is just up the road from me, about an hour away. Beautiful stone church. They obviously cherish it.

39 posted on 03/30/2013 7:39:11 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

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“The Waldensians who left their historic home in the Cottian Alps for religious freedom in the late nineteenth century aren’t.”

But they’re still Protestants nonetheless for they abandoned their own previous beliefs for Protestantism. Just read Euen Cameron’s The Reformation of the Heretics: The Waldenses of the Alps, 1480-1580 (Oxford Historical Monographs) to see what I’m talking about.

“Their settlement is just up the road from me, about an hour away. Beautiful stone church. They obviously cherish it.”

A shame they didn’t cherish more of their own beliefs dating back to the 12th century. Instead they threw them away just like they did orthodoxy.


40 posted on 03/30/2013 7:59:04 PM PDT by vladimir998
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