John Nelson Darby

(1800—1882) member of the so-called (Plymouth) Brethren

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Plymouth Brother. He was ordained in the C of E but resigned in 1827 and joined a sect called the ‘Brethren’, then newly founded by A. N. Groves; this rejected all Church order and outward forms. A quarrel within this body led to a schism; Darby became the leader of the stricter Brethren, who were organized as a separate body (‘Darbyites’).

Subjects: Christianity.

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