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The Plymouth Brethren

Massimo Introvigne


Plymouth Brethren are a larger Christian movement, including a dozen of different denominations. They originate from a 19th-century revival in the British Isles, around John Nelson Darby—regarded by some of the father of the evangelical fundamentalist movement—and others who dreamed to restore the purity of primitive Christianity. The revival eventually extended to Continental Europe, particularly Switzerland and Italy, and later France and Germany, as well as to United States, Canada, and China. While some lived this dream in ecumenical terms, those who would eventually be called Exclusive Br ... More

Keywords: Plymouth Brethren, Brethren movement, John Nelson Darby, Frederick Edward Raven, fundamentalism, evangelicism, cults

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190842420
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190842420.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Massimo Introvigne, author
Director, CESNUR

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