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n.1.One who comes out or withdraws from a religious or other organization; a radical reformer.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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But on Europe I'm a come-outer. Nigel's a serious politician but I don't think he will pick up more than three seats and it's finely balanced whether he can win in South Thanet."
When I stopped believing in God, like so many "come-outer" atheists who feel confident and even smug in their reasoning, I was ready to do battle with anyone on matters of religion.
Chapters 7-10 contain thematic presentations of what Brackney believes to be the essential categories in the creation of a Baptist identity in North America--separationism or "the come-outer tradition" (146); the uniqueness of the African American Baptist experience; the missionary impulse; and concern for social issues.
By the third quarter of the nineteenth century, however, the "come-outer movement" that had distinguished itself by espousing the heretical and feared doctrine of universal salvation, succumbed to the culturally dominant idea of moral seriousness and cultivation of the self.
A New England branch culture settled the Willamette Valley of Oregon and the Great Salt Lake Basin, where Mormons evolved from a come-outer sect into a people who sprawled beyond Utah's eventual borders.
Many reflect the "come-outer" understanding of the older confessional bodies, e.g., Gordon College, Cedarville College, Taylor University, and Bethel College.