Brownism

noun
Brown·​ism | \ˈbrau̇ˌnizəm\
plural -s

Definition of Brownism 

: the views or teachings of Robert Browne who first formulated the principles of Congregationalism and taught that the church is a body of professed believers in Christ united to him and to one another by a covenant, independent of the state, and self-governing by congregations that elect only those officers mentioned in the New Testament

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Robert Browne †1633 English clergyman + English -ism

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