A Dictionary of All Religions and Religious Denominations/Borrelists

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BORRELISTS, so named from their leader, Adam Borrel, of Zealand, a learned man, about the time of the Reformation, who is charged with undervaluing the Church, [i. e. of Rome,] its priests, and services. He asserted that all Christian churches had degenerated from the pure apostolic doctrines. His followers lead a very austere life, and employ a great part of their goods in alms and works of piety.[1]

Original footnotes[edit]

  1. Broughton, vol. i. p. 170.