A Christian sect that was founded in southern France circa 1170 by Peter Valdes (d.1205), a merchant of Lyons, and adopted Calvinist doctrines during the Reformation, now existing chiefly in Italy and America.
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- The poorly equipped Waldenses (also called Vaudois) offered heroic resistance.
- In Germany it targeted a sect called the Waldenses, and pantheists.
- The proclamational approach of the book of Acts had gradually transferred from Rome to the sectarian movements of the early and mid-Middle Ages: e.g. Paulicians, Albigenses, and Waldenses.
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- Not only the Protestant British enthusiasts for Italy but their Waldensian friends and allies were drawn into the maelstrom.
- The Waldensian church began during a religious revival near Lyon, France during the twelfth century, predating the Protestant Reformation that swept through Europe in the sixteenth century.
- He could paint such a picture because the success of popular heretical and evangelical movements, such as the Waldensians and Albigensians, was positively explosive.
Pronunciation: /-sēən/adjective & noun
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