Nonconformists, a term originally meaning those Christians who did not conform to the Act of Uniformity in England issued by Queen Elizabeth in requiring all to conform to the form of worship of the Church of England. It has come to refer to all Protestant bodies in England except the Church of England, not only the Congregationalists and Baptists, who were the first nonconformists.
|Author(s)||Harold S Bender|
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Bender, Harold S. "Nonconformists." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 17 Oct 2021. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Nonconformists&oldid=83680.
Bender, Harold S. (1959). Nonconformists. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 17 October 2021, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Nonconformists&oldid=83680.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 1112. All rights reserved.
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