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The French prophets : a cultural history of religious enthusiasm in post-toleration England (1689-1730)

@inproceedings{Laborie2010TheFP,
  title={The French prophets : a cultural history of religious enthusiasm in post-toleration England (1689-1730)},
  author={Lionel Laborie},
  year={2010}
}
The story of the French Prophets has gone down as one of the greatest examples of religious enthusiasm in English religious history. It began in 1706 with the arrival in London of three inspired Camisards from Southern France and ended with the foundation of the Shakers in 1747. These Prophets claimed to be possessed by the Holy Spirit and announced the end of the world and Christ’s Second Coming to the local Huguenot community, but rapidly attracted a majority of English speaking followers… Expand

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