Brownism

noun Brown·ism \ˈbrau̇ˌnizəm\

Definition of Brownism

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of brownism

Robert Browne †1633 English clergyman + English -ism


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