A Dictionary of All Religions and Religious Denominations/Eonites

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EONITES, the followers of Eon d'Etoile, a lunatic gentleman of Bretagne, in the twelfth century, who imagined that the was appointed to judge both the quick and dead. He ended his days in a miserable prison; but persecution and death in the most dreadful forms, could not persuade his infatuated disciples to abandon his cause.[1]

Original footnotes[edit]

  1. Mosheim, vol. ii. p. 457, 458. Broughton's Hist. Lib. vol. i. p. 361