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Alamo, Susan

Amanda Carson Banks.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects; Religion. 1231 words.

Alamo, Susan (25 April 1925–08 April 1982), independent Pentecostal minister and television and radio evangelist, was born Edith Opal Horn in Dyer, Arkansas, the daughter of Edward Horn and...

Bell, Eudorus Neander

Edith L. Blumhofer.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects. 900 words.

Bell, Eudorus Neander (27 June 1866–15 June 1923), first chairman (a position now designated "general superintendent") of the Assemblies of God, first chairman (a position now designated...

Borlase, Henry (1806–1835), Plymouth Brother

Alexander Gordon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects; Early Christianity. 243 words.

Borlase, Henry (1806–1835), Plymouth Brother, eldest son of Henry and Ann Borlase, was born at Helston, Cornwall, on 15 February 1806, and educated by Dr Warren at Ottery St Mary, Devon,...

Brainerd, David

James P. Walsh.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects; Religion and Education. 1073 words.

Brainerd, David (20 April 1718–09 October 1747), Puritan missionary to the Indians, was born in Haddam, Connecticut, the son of Hezekiah Brainerd, a prosperous and prominent social and...

Brewster, William

Francis J. Bremer.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects. 1251 words.

Brewster, William (1567–10 April 1644), a leader of the Pilgrims and of the Plymouth Colony, was born in England, the son of William Brewster and Prudence (maiden name unknown). His...

Bulkeley, Peter

William K. B. Stoever.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects. 1204 words.

Bulkeley, Peter (31 January 1583–09 March 1659), Puritan clergyman, was born in Odell, Bedfordshire, England, the son of Edward Bulkeley, the rector of Odell, and Olyff Irby, of...

Chauncy, Charles

Mark A. Peterson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects. 1209 words.

Chauncy, Charles (1592–19 February 1672), Puritan minister and president of Harvard College, was born in Yardley-Bury, Hertfordshire, England, the son of George Chauncy, a member of the...

Cotton, John

Sargent Bush.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects. 2412 words.

Cotton, John (04 December 1584–23 December 1652), clergyman, was born in Derby, Derbyshire, England, the son of Roland Cotton, a lawyer, and Mary Hurlbert. A serious and talented student,...

Darby, John Nelson (1800–1882), member of the so-called (Plymouth) Brethren

Timothy C. F. Stunt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects; Early Christianity. 1730 words.

Darby, John Nelson (1800–1882), member of the so-called (Plymouth) Brethren, was born on 18 November 1800 at 9 Great George Street, Westminster, the youngest of six brothers who survived...

Davenport, John

Francis J. Bremer.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects. 1176 words.

Davenport, John ( April 1597–15 March 1670), Congregational Puritan clergyman, was born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England, the son of Henry Davenport, a merchant in that town, and Winifred...

du Plessis, David Johannes

C. Douglas Weaver.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects. 1136 words.

du Plessis, David Johannes (07 February 1905–02 February 1987), ecumenical Pentecostal minister, was born in Twenty-four Rivers (near Cape Town), South Africa, the son of David J. du...

Edwards, Sarah Pierpont

Kyle P. Farley.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects. 1049 words.

Edwards, Sarah Pierpont (09 January 1710–02 October 1758), devout Puritan and wife of Jonathan Edwards, the theologian and religious revivalist, devout Puritan and wife of Jonathan Edwards,...

Eliot, John

Mary Rhinelander McCarl.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects; Religion and Education. 1106 words.

Eliot, John (1604–21 May 1690), Puritan clergyman and missionary to the Indians, was the son of Bennett Eliot, a prosperous yeoman, and Lettice Aggar. He was baptized at Widford,...

Grounding, houses, and mansions: social formation of Rastafari

in Rastafari

December 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects. 5429 words.

Rastafari is not like Christian denominations. It is not homogenous. It is not able to regulate the behaviour of its members or dictate their beliefs. It is more like other African diaspora...

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Groves, Anthony Norris (1795–1853), missionary and a founder of the (Plymouth) Brethren

G. C. Boase.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects; Early Christianity; Religion and Education. 984 words.

Groves, Anthony Norris (1795–1853), missionary and a founder of the (Plymouth) Brethren, was born at Newton, Hampshire, on 1 February 1795. His staunchly Anglican parents had lost their...

Hale, John

Tricia R. Peone.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects. 1123 words.

Hale, John (03 June 1636–15 May 1700), Congregational minister, author, and participant in the Salem witch trials, was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts, to Robert Hale and Joanna Cutter....

Harvard, John

Mark A. Peterson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects. 1080 words.

Harvard, John ( November 1607–14 September 1638), Puritan minister and benefactor of Harvard College, was born in St. Saviour’s Parish, Southwark, England, the son of Robert Harvard, a...

Heinemann, Barbara

David B. Eller.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects. 1081 words.

Heinemann, Barbara (11 January 1795–21 May 1883), a spiritual leader of the Community of True Inspiration (Amana Society), a spiritual leader of the Community of True Inspiration (Amana...

Hiacoomes

Fred S. Standley.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects; Native American History; World History. 555 words.

Hiacoomes (?–1690), member of the Pokanauket band of the Narragansetts, who became a Calvinist minister, lived near Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. Little is known about his early life,...

Higginson, Francis

Richard P. Gildrie.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian and Quasi-Christian Cults and Sects. 942 words.

Higginson, Francis (1586–06 August 1630), Puritan writer and clergyman, was born in Claybrooke, Leicestershire, England, the son of Rev. John Higginson and Elizabeth (maiden name unknown)....