\sˈɛpəɹˌatɪsts], \sˈɛpəɹˌatɪsts], \s_ˈɛ_p_ə_ɹ_ˌa_t_ɪ_s_t_s]\
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A sect which arose, chiefly in the North of England, about 1567, inspired by the exhortations of ministers who believed the gospel should be preached freely and "the sacraments administered without idolatrous gear," and who, like Robert Brown, called upon the people "to separate" from the Church of England. A number of them emigrated to Holland in 1608. Their chief strength was about Scrooby, in Nottinghamshire. A number of the Pilgrim Fathers belonged to this sect.
(of Zoar), the inhabitants of a communistic settlement in Ohio, called Zoar. They originated in WÃ¼rttemberg, whence, in 1817, a number of them emigrated to this country to secure religious freedom. They were dissenters from the Established Church. Arriving at Philadelphia, they procured a tract of 6500 acres of land in Ohio, and founded the village of Zoar, choosing Joseph BÃ¤umeler as leader. It was not their original intention to form a communistic society, but necessity compelled them to do so later. At first marriage was prohibited, but in 1830 this rule was abolished.
By John Franklin Jameson
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