Common Life, Brethren of the
Common Life, Brethren of the
A community founded by Geert De Groote, born at Deventer in Gelderland in 1340; died 1384

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  • BRETHREN OF THE COMMON LIFE —    a Dutch branch of the Friends of God, founded at Deventer by Gerard Groote …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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