(180084). B. Varel, Ger.; influenced by Presbs. and Meths. in Leith (near Edinburgh), Scot., and in London, Eng.; joined the Continental Soc., whose object it was to oppose rationalism on the Continent; to Hamburg 1823; est. a S. S. 1824; agent Edinburgh Bible Soc. 1828; inclined to Bap. views 1829; immersed in Elbe 1834; est. Bap. congs. in Ger., Holland, Scand., and E Eur.
Communistic perfectionist settlement est. 1848 in Madison Co., New York, by J. H. Noyes*; reorganized 1880/81 as a joint stock company; became known for Community silverware. See also Communistic Societies.
1. Study or theory of being or essence. 2. Theory regarding kinds of entities and abstract entities to be admitted to a language system.
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