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Gottesfreunde


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(Ger., ‘God's friends’).

The adherents of an informal movement of mystical piety, centring upon the Rhineland and Switzerland in the 14th cent. They claimed a direct relationship with God, independent of the structures of the Church.

Subjects: Christianity.


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