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  •  My overview is sketchy of course. (3+ / 0-)
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    AaronInSanDiego, JDsg, StrayCat

    Much is left out.

    My main point is that pietistic, purity movements come in both flavors. We could consider many historical examples.

    Consider the Essenes in Jesus' day. They were rigorously Separatist from what they saw as corrupt Judeo-Roman society.

    I also argue that 20th Century EVANGELICALS were primarily separatist until the 1970s. Many Fundamentalists were as well. But the point is that the politicization of that movement should never be seen as exclusively normative, and the separatist impulse could easily reassert itself.

    "I'm a dweller on the threshold ..."

    by thresholder on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 03:05:18 PM PST

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