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PHILADELPHIA:
PRINTED FOR W. W. WOODWARD,
NO, 52, CORNER OF CHESNUT AND SECOND STREETS.

Brown & Merritt Printers, No. 24, Church-alley,

1810.

A THEOLOGICAL DICTIONARY.

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LAB

LAM

LABADISTS were so called, common ; that there is no subor. from their founder John La- dination or distinction of rank in badie, a native of France. He was the true church; that in reading originally in the Romish communi- the scriptures greater attention on; but leaving that, he became a should be paid to the internal inmember of the reformed church, Ispiration of the Holy Spirit than and performed with reputation the to the words of the text; that the ministerial function in France.jobservation of Sundy was a matSwitzerland and Holland. Helter of indifference; that the conat length erected a new commuemplative life is a state of grace nity, which resided successively aand union with God, and the very Middleburg, in Zealand, Amster.height of perfection. dam, Hervorden, and at Altona. LAITY, the people as distinwhere he died about 1674. After guished from the clergy. See his death, his followers removedfCLERGY. their wandering community to LAMA-GRAND, a name give Wiewert, in the district of Northen to the sovereign pontiff or high Holland, where it soon fell into priest of the Thibetian Tartars, oblivion. If we are to judge of the who resides at Patoli, a vastpalace Labadists by their own account, lona mountain near the banks of Ba. they did not differ from the re-rampooter about seven miles from formed church so much in their Lahassa. The foot of this mountenets and doctrines as in their ain is inhabited by twenty thou. manners and rules of discipline ; sand lamas, or priests, who have yet it seems that Labadie had their separate apartments round some strange notions. Among about the mountain, and accord. other things, he maintained thailing to their respective quality are God might and did, on certain oc- placed nearer or at a greater discasions, deceive men ; that the ance from the sovereign pontiff. faithful ought to have all things in He is not only worshipped by the

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