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Renqvist, Henrik

(original name Kukkonen; changed to Renqvist, from Swed. for “pure branch”; 1789–1866). B. Ilomantsi, Fin.; educ. Turku; ordained 1817; pastor Liperi and Sortavala; held that repentance and faith are valid only if followed by pure life; opposed use of alcohol and tobacco; imprisoned 10 yrs. for harsh measures. See also Finland, Lutheranism in, 4.

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