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Irvingite

a member of the religious group founded by Edward Irving, a Scots minister who advocated strict observance of ritualistic practices.
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An index of British Nonconformity in Betjemans writings would include General Baptists, Strict and Particular Baptists, Seventh Day Baptists, Wesleyan Methodists, Primitive Methodists, Bible Christians, Plymouth Brethren, Moravians, Lutherans, Independents and Congregationalists, Presbyterians and Unitarians, Quakers, Christian Scientists, Swedenborgians, Sandemanians and Glasites, the Peculiar People, Countess of Huntingdonites, Fifth Monarchists, Covenanters, Millenarians, Muggletonians, Agapemonites, Irvingites, Bryanites, and nondenominationals, as well as those "low church" Anglican parishes that are borderline dissenting--evangelical, reformed, and Calvinistic.
He begins with the Church Fathers and then looks at the flourishing of millenarianism in AD 1000, the Black Death, millenarian sects during the Civil Wars, the Irvingites. American movements, Joanna Southcott, the seventh Earl of Shaftesbury, modern utopianism, freakish movements such as David Koresh and millenarianism as a feature of modern church life, especially in America's Protestant denominations.
For those interested, there were also more than 1,000 Sweden-borgians and 251 Irvingites. Furthermore, the moderator of the mother of all General Assemblies--the one that constituted The Presbyterian Church in Canada in 1875--was Rev.
Drawing on a wide variety of sources, from the prose of Coleridge and Ruskin to records of the Irvingites and histories of the British and Foreign Bible Society, Zemka examines the relations between claims of cultural authority and a constellation of religious issues, including the authority and proper interpretation of Scripture; the nature and role of Christ as man/God; the intersection of Christianity with gender ideology; and the problems of subjectivity and sinfulness for cultural authority and religious epistemology.