A Dictionary of All Religions and Religious Denominations/Davidists

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DAVIDISTS, or David-Georgians, the followers of David George, of Delft, in the sixteenth century, who acquired great reputation by his prudent conversation. He deplored the decline of vital and practical religion, and endeavoured to restore it among his followers; but rejected, as mean and useless, the external services of the church. Many extravagancies are charged on him, which perhaps were founded on the unguarded expressions of his illiterate zeal. He was condemned for a heretic after his death, and his body burned; but he left disciples, which appear to be men of good report.[1]

Original footnotes[edit]

  1. Mosheim, vol. iv. p. 164. Crosby, Eng. Bap. vol. i. p. 64.