Taborite


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Ta´bor`ite


n.1.(Eccl. Hist.) One of certain Bohemian reformers who suffered persecution in the fifteenth century; - so called from Tabor, a hill or fortress where they encamped during a part of their struggles.
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There is no unimpeachable evidence to suggest that the Taborite leaders acted arbitrarily in a self-serving quest for gain.
82) Second, the Taborite clergy were supported by gifts from the community since they did not own property.
The Kunvald community used the Taborite designation of "brother" and "sister" for members of their group.
Furthermore, in both cases -- Taborite and Unitas Fratrum -- they were vitiated by political and theological considerations.
43-71 and Ernst Werner, "Popular Ideologies in Late Mediaeval Europe: Taborite Chiliasm and Its Antecedents," Comparative Studies in Society and History, 2 (April 1960), 344-63.
Even the Taborite chiliasm and the Orebite egalitarianism would continue, in a muted form, as a concept of the chosen people (to reprimand the Roman Church) and as a church of the commoners under later Utraquism.
The main body of the book focuses on the heretical wing in the reformation movement, which usually goes under the name of Taborites (with their affiliates the Orebites) and is marked by a rejection of substantial parts of medieval dogma and liturgy.
The Cecilian Music Society and Lumi'r had their very first joint performance within a charity concert in August 1862, at which they also presented the first Czech symphonic poem, The Taborite, Op.
Crossbows were not as highly regarded in other countries, however, a sentiment that grew largely out of their effrontery to the nobility The crossbow was the weapon of choice for insurgent peasants such as the Taborites, a communist-like religious community the Catholic Church considered heretics.
The Taborites, a group in what was then Bohemia that attempted both religious and political separation from the Catholic Church, were: confident that, the Second Coming of Christ would occur in February of that year.
He begins with the Hussites and Taborites in the early fifteenth century and continues through the Counter-reformation, the Catholic Enlightenment, Josephism and, finally, legal statues of religious toleration.
Taborites, the most radical and communal of the Hussite branches, also repudiated prescribed confession to a priest but called instead for public confession of mortal sins before the entire community.