Brownism


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Brownism

the views and doctrines of Robert Browne, the first formulator of the principles of Congregationalism. — Brownist, n. — Brownistic, adj.
See also: Protestantism
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Brownism remained as yet untested and, thanks to Brown's shrewd political positioning, there was undoubtedly support in Renewal and among the wider left for a Brownish regime.
Many of his sermons thundered against the twin evils of Brownism and Anabaptism--so stridently, in fact, that there were complaints that he preached excessively about the topic.
According to the theology of Robert Browne, who articulated the principles of Brownism (later called Independency or Congregationalism), each church was to be a "gathered church" of truly converted Christians who could demonstrate their faith through a conversion narrative.
As to recent history, from 1979 onwards, right-wing policies have dominated from Thatcherism, Majorism, Blairism to Brownism.
Brownism involves scrapping the Regional Assembly which is primarily democratic and giving its function to the Regional Development Agency which is primarily undemocratic.
Capitalism (that's its name, not Brownism or whatever) is still here.
But he is keenly aware he is unlikely to have an uninterrupted decade in power in which to roll out Brownism.
Otherwise, Brownism will only ever be synonymous with weakness and failure.
And finally, a sense that the political scenery is shifting is enough to shake the apathy out of some voters; the rise of the SNP in Scotland, the coming of Cameron and the preparations for Brownism have at least given us all something new to think about.
Former Europe Minister Denis MacShane's on the money in arguing that Cameron's only weapon is anti- Brownism.