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Nazarenes.

1. Judaizing Christian sect that united belief in the Messiahship of Jesus with observance of the Mosaic Ceremonial Law but without rejecting the authority of Paul and the validity of Gentile Christianity.

2. Sect also known as Württemberg Pietists; founded by Johann Jakob Wirz (1778–1858; b. Basel, Switz.; silk-weaver), who claimed to have been made a priest by Jesus 1826; awaits the coming of the 3d period, that of the Holy Spirit, in the 3 “dispensations of God.”

3. Assoc. of Ger. painters founded 1809 Vienna by J. F. Overbeck* et al.; moved to Rome 1809–11; others assoc. with the group in course of time included P. J. v. Cornelius,* J. Schnorr* v. Carolsfeld, F. W. v. Schadow-Godenhaus,* J. v. Führich,* and E. J. v. Steinle.* Called Nazarenes because of their long hair; also called Lukasbund (Guild of St. Luke) and Lukas-brüderschaft (Brotherhood of St. Luke).


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