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  Waldenses - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Waldenses, under their more modern name of the Vaudois, have survived to the present day in the valleys of Piedmont, and have been regarded as at once the most ancient and the most evangelical of the medieval sects.
Waldenses merely set forward a new criterion of the orderly arrangement of the church, according to which each member was to sit in judgment on the works of the ministers, and consequently on the validity of their ministerial acts.
The Waldenses withdrew altogether from the ministrations of the church, and chose ministers for themselves whose merits were recognized by the body of the faithful.
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The Waldenses, instead of heeding the prohibition, continued to preach on the plea that obedience is due rather to God than to man. Pope Lucius III consequently included them among the heretics against whom he issued a Bull of excommunication at Verona in 1184.
The organization of the Waldenses was a reaction against the great splendour and outward display existing in the medieval Church; it was a practical protest against the worldly lives of some contemporary churchmen.
The appearance of the Waldenses in the Diocese of Strasburg is recorded in 1211 and the years 1231-1233 were marked in Germany by resolute efforts to stamp out their errors.
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 Waldensians - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Some Waldenses, and other groups seeking to trace their history through the Waldenses, claim that the Waldenses history extends back to the apostolic church, while the mainstream academic view is that the Waldensians were followers of Peter Waldo (or Valdes or Vaudes).
The mainstream academic view, shared officially by the Waldense Church and the Waldense Scholarship, is that the Waldensians started with Peter Waldo, who began to preach on the streets of Lyon in 1173.
William Paca, one of the signatories of the Declaration of Independence was a descendant of Waldenses immigrants.
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 The Waldenses
The bonds with Rome being thus in large part sundered, the Waldenses were free to reap the natural result of their diligent study of the Scriptures.
This led to interchange of communications between the Brethren and the Vaudois, or the Waldenses in Piedmont; in consequence of which the latter were confirmed and encouraged in their views, or carried forward to a more distinctly anti-Romish position.
Comparative immunity was enjoyed by the Waldenses, for a considerable interval, in the mountain retreat which served as the head-quarters of their communion.
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Waldense churches began to appear in France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, and elsewhere, and a Waldense Church remains in Italy to the present.
It is clear that the Waldenses were far less heretical than the Cathars and agreed, at least in the early years of their history, with the Roman Catholic Church on most points of doctrine.
The Italian Waldenses appear to have been more radical in their views in that they were known to recruit nuns, to separate husbands and wives, and to claim that their church alone could offer salvation.
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 The Waldenses and Their Contemporaries
The early history of the Waldenses is very obscure, but it seems to point to the earliest antiquity as the date of their origin.
From the statements of their persecutors, we learn that the Waldenses flourished five hundred years before the time of Peter Waldo.
Their churches were found widely dispersed through the countries of Spain, France, Germany, Italy, and especially amongst the valleys of Piedmont.
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 The History of the Waldenses By J.A. Wylie
This is the dwelling-place of the Waldenses, the land of ancient Protestantism.
Not entirely so, however, for the Waldenses, crossing the summits, had taken possession of the more elevated portion of the western declivities, and scarcely was there a valley in which their villages and sanctuaries were not to be found.
The Waldenses had found the sway of Francis I. more tolerant than that of their own princes; for though Francis hated Lutheranism, the necessities of his policy often compelled him to court the Lutherans, and so it came to pass that while he was burning heretics in Paris he spared them in the Valleys.
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 Waldenses - Keepers of the Christian Faith
We are told, "The Waldenses look up to Arnold as one of the spiritual founders of their churches; and his religious and political opinions probably fostered the spirit of republican independence which throughout Switzerland and the whole Alpine district was awaiting its time." Truth Triumphant 243.
Most of the recorded history of the Waldenses was destroyed during the fierce persecutions, but one of the famous leaders, Pastor Leger, sent books and documents to the libraries of Cambridge and Geneva.
Pressure was put on the Waldenses by the king of France in an edict saying that the Waldenses could no longer worship and have religious meetings.
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 The Catholic Church - The Waldenses and Albigensians
To describe a few common objections to the claims of the Catholic church by anti-Catholics; in particular, the alleged abuses of the church toward the Waldenses and the Albigensians.
The discipline of the church should be satisfied with the judgment of the priest and should not cause the shedding of blood, yet it is helped by the laws of catholic princes so that people often seek a salutary remedy when they fear that a corporal punishment will overtake them.
The pope, finding that these cruel means had not the intended effect, sent several learned monks to preach among the Waldenses, and to endeavor to argue them out of their opinions.
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 Were the Waldenses Primitive Protestants?
They are either radically non-Christian, even Gnostic (e.g., the Albigensians), or far too Catholic in what they retain (Waldenses, Hussites) to qualify as "proto-Protestant." Yet that doesn't stop certain Protestants (especially of the anti-Catholic variety) from latching onto these groups for polemical purposes.
The RCC had previous to the Reformation instituted the bloody and hideous Inquisition, murdering of scores of Waldenses, Albigenses and Cathars.
Protestants who cite the Waldenses as forerunners would do better to admit that they could care less about Church history - that would be more consistent.
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 The Waldenses
The Waldenses are a people who lived in the Cottian Alps on the border of Italy and France.
During this time, the Waldenses devoted their lives to copying the Bible and spreading the gospel with the world.
But of the Waldenses, it can well be said, "They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death." Revelation 12:11.
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 Waldenses Were Independent Baptists
The Waldenses were part of the same honorable tradition of evangelical dissent which produced the great French reformers, Peter of Bruys and Henry of Lausanne, in the 12th Century, and there is every reason to believe that they and their followers opposed infant baptism.
Concerning the compromising Waldenses of Savoy, it is recorded that as a direct result of their contacts with Oecolampadius and other Reformation leaders in 1530, who urged them to forsake all fellowship with the Church of Rome, the Waldenses quickly returned to a separationist position.
But before we can embrace the Waldenses as Baptists in their church organization, we must examine what is perhaps the most important issue of all, the question of whether the congregations of the Waldenses were independent and under congregational rule, or were under the rule of bishops (the episcopal form of church government).
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 Waldenses no Anabaptists but Presbyterians.
The one fact is, that the ancient records of the Waldenses do contain abundant and conclusive evidence that they did baptize their children.
In an old "Defence," which the Waldenses of Bohemia sent to Ladislaus, their king, who had severely persecuted them, dated A.D. 1508, about ten years before the Reformation by Luther commenced, they repel a number of calumnies, which had been circulated against them by the Romanists.
Perrin mentions this report concerning the Waldenses in another place, as a remarkable instance of a testimony in their favour, extorted from adversaries.
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Of the Waldenses, says Kurtz: “They were most numerous in the south of France, in the east of Spain and in the north of Italy; but many of their converts were also found in Germany, in Switzerland, and in Bohemia.
Lemme, in his review of Keller's “Van Stanpitz,” discussing in a judicial way the character of the Waldenses, says: “In calling the pre-reformatory Waldensian churches evangelical Keller necessarily raises the question as to their evangelical standpoint; because in recent times it has been maintained that the Waldenses were essentially mediaeval and monkish.
Let it not be forgotten that I have proved the Waldenses did not originate with Waldo, and that when Baptist churches are conceded to have existed as early as A. 300 and since that, the side of Baptist opponents is virtually surrendered.
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 Who Were the Waldenses?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Morland reproduced documents supposedly from the year 1120, which, he said, show that the Waldenses (French, -Vaudois-) had the scriptures for about forty years prior to the translation that Waldo obtained.
Hunt repeatedly mixes up the views of the Albigenses (who were Manichees, also called the "Cathari") and the Waldenses (Vaudois or Valdenses).
From written and public testimony at their trials, it is quite clear that the Vaudois, Albigenses, Waldenses, and other similar groups were heretics to Rome only.
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 Medieval Church.org.uk: Waldenses / Waldensians
Euen Cameron, The Reformation of the Heretics: The Waldenses of the Alps, 1450-1560.
Euan Cameron, The Waldenses: Rejections of Holy Church in Medieval Europe.
Mary A. and Richard H. Rouse, "The Schools and the Waldensians: a New Work by Durand of Huesca," Scott L. Waugh and Peter D. Diehl, eds., Christendom and its Discontents: Exclusion, Persecution and Rebellion, 1000-1500.
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 An Examination of the Doctrines of this Medieval Sect
Though it is likely that many Waldenses retained their Baptist convictions after 1532, helping to give strength to the Anabaptist movement, the main body of Waldenses in Savoy cannot be regarded as Baptists after that year.
The union of the Waldenses of Calabria with the Calvinists in 1560 was the cause of the severe persecution unleashed upon the Waldenses in that year by the pope, with the result that they were completely exterminated in Calabria:
If it is true that the Waldenses were Baptists, this is bad news for the interdenominational, ecumenical crowd who boldly claim that Baptists did not exist at any time prior to the 16th Century, and that the Baptists are merely Protestants who came out of the Church of Rome during the Reformation like everyone else.
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An heretical sect which appeared in the second half of the twelfth century and, in a considerably modified form, has survived to the present day.
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 Waldenses - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Waldenses, members of a Christian sect that grew out of a movement that opposed the ecclesiastical establishment.
The medieval doctrine and practice regarding purgatory were among the grounds for the protest of the Waldenses and were rejected by the Reformers....
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FROM CONSTANTINE TO THE RISE OF THE WALDENSES, A.D. Constantine the Great, A.D. From death of Constantine to end of fourth century, A.D. From beginning of the fifth century to the establishment of the popes, A.D. Continued--The Gothic invasion, Sacking of Rome, Settlement of the Barbarians in Europe
HISTORY OF THE WALDENSES CONTINUED, A.D. History of the Waldenses from Wickliffe to the rise of Luther, A.D. History of the Waldenses in first half of the 16th century, A.D. Rome and the Inquisition in the 16th century--Spain--Netherlands
History of Waldenses in last half of 16th century, A.D. History of the Waldensian sufferings, A.D. Assistance by England--King of France--Duke of Savoy--etc.
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 Waldenses — FactMonster.com
They had contact with other similar groups, especially the
Waldenses - Waldenses So called from Peter Waldo, a citizen of Lyons, who founded a preaching society in 1176.
Henri Arnaud - Arnaud, Henri, 1641–1721, pastor and leader of the Waldenses.
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 Hymn of the Waldenses by William Cullen Bryant
Hymn of the Waldenses by William Cullen Bryant
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Cry to thee, from the desert and the rock;
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 Waldenses definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
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In the 16th century the Waldenses joined the Reformation and adopted Calvinist doctrines.
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