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 (wŏl-dĕn′sēz, wôl-)
A Christian sect of dissenters that originated in southern France in the late 1100s and adopted Calvinist doctrines in the 1500s. Also called Vaudois.

[Medieval Latin Waldēnsēs, after Peter Waldo.]

Wal·den′sian (-shən) adj. & n.
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After 1870, when Pius IX secured the doctrine of infallibility from the First Vatican Council, there were more seceders who tried to create an Italian parallel to the Germanic 'Old Catholics', though their two significant leaders later parted, one returning to Rome and the other, the ecumenical pioneer Ugo Janni, becoming Waldensian.
In 1984 the first such accord granted specific benefits to the Waldensian Church.
Elisabetta Ribet, member of the Executive Council of the Cevaa--Community of Churches in Mission, is pastor of the Waldensian and Methodist Church in Italy.
ISEDET has formal relations with the Free University in Amsterdam, SET in Matanzas, and the Theological Institute of Andean Higher Education (ISEAT) in La Paz, Bolivia, and informal relationships with UBL in San Jose, the postgraduate program in Sciences of Religion of the Methodist University of Sao Paulo (UMESP), the Ecumenical Institute of Post-Graduation (IEPG) of the Lutheran School of Theology (EST) in Sao Leopoldo, Brazil, the Evangelical Theological Community (CTE) in Santiago, the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago (LSTC), and others in Europe, including the Waldensian seminary in Rome.
In his twenties he first encountered the reformed tradition, joining the Italian Waldensian Church.
Preachers by Night: The Waldensian Barbes (Fifteenth-Sixteenth Centuries).
Although the Protestant presence was perceived by the Catholic authorities as an offense against Rome's Catholic character (Riccardi 284-85), the cornerstone of the American Episcopal church of Saint Paul on Via Nazionale--itself a recent and important street axis of the new capital--was laid in 1873, the Waldensian church on Via IV Novembre was inaugurated in 1883, and All Saints' Anglican Church opened for services on Via del Babuino in 1887.
Nestled in these Alps lay the Piedmont valleys, home of Waldensian Christians.
My place of registration--necessary in order to gain admission cards to libraries--was the Facolta Valdese di Teologia, the Waldensian Faculty of Theology.
4-8 at the Waldensian Theological Seminary in Rome, a 10-minute walk from the Vatican, to stage what they called "The Synod of the People of God." Organizers included the We Are Church movement and the U.S.
See Document of Mutual Recognition (DMB), The Christian Evangelical Baptist Union of Italy, the Waldensian Church of Italy, the Methodist Conference in Italy, Rome, 2-4 November 1990 (Rome: Christian Evangelical Baptist Union of Italy, 1990).
This document is--in its own words--"not to be regarded as a new confession of faith," but as a declaration of church fellowship among the undersigned Reformation churches (Lutheran, Reformed, and United) and pre-Reformation churches (Waldensian and Czech Brethren) in Europe.