Gor·​to·​ni·​an | \ gȯ(r)ˈtōnēən \
plural -s

Definition of Gortonian

: one of a short-lived sect composed of followers of Samuel Gorton originally of Massachusetts and later of Rhode Island who rejected all outward forms and clergy and held that Christ was both human and divine and that heaven and hell exist only in the mind

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History and Etymology for Gortonian

Samuel Gorton †1677 American religious leader + English -ian

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“Gortonian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gortonian. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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