A Dictionary of All Religions and Religious Denominations/Lampetians

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LAMPETIANS, the followers of Lampetius, a Syrian monk, who in the seventeenth century taught that, as man is born free, a christian, in order to please God, ought ot do nothing by necessity; and that it is therefore unlawful to make vows, even those of obedience. To this system he is said to have added certain tenets of the Carpocratians, &c.[1]

Original footnotes[edit]

  1. Broughton, vol. ii. p. 31.