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An Embarrassed Advocate of Brethren in Italy

  • Timothy C. F. Stunt
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Part of the Christianities in the Trans-Atlantic World book series (CTAW)

Abstract

Crypto-protestants in Tuscany received encouragement from Plymouth Brethren like the Walker brothers and Eliza Browne, a friend of SPT. With the persecution that followed the failure of the revolution in 1849, Guicciardini’s connections with the Brethren became apparent and were criticized. In an anonymous reply, SPT defended Guicciardini’s anticlericalism even though he [SPT] had left the Brethren. SPT’s Prisoners of Hope publicized the plight of the Tuscan Protestants persecuted during the 1850s prior to Italian Unification. Further support from another ‘Plymouth Sister’ Charlotte Johnson put SPT in a still more anomalous position and confirmed his final withdrawal from the movement.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Timothy C. F. Stunt
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  1. 1.NaplesUSA

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