A Dictionary of All Religions and Religious Denominations/Rogereens

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ROGEREENS, so called form John Rogers, their chief leader. They appeared in New England about 1677. Their distinguishing tenet was, that worship performed the first day of the week is a species of idolatry which they ought to oppose; and in consequence of this notion they used a variety of measures to disturb those who were assembled for public worship on the Lord's day.[1]


Original footnotes[edit]

  1. Backus' Hist. vol. i. p. 473. There is still remaining a small company of the Rogereens in Groton, near New London. See Benedict's Hist. of the Baptists, vol. ii. p. 426.