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THE RELIGIOUS WORLD,
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LABAD ISTS were so called from their founder John Labadie, a native of France. He was originally in the Romish communion; but leaving that, he became a member of the reformed church, and performed with reputation the ministerial function in France, Switzerland and Holland. He at length erected a new commu nity, which resided successively a Middleburg, in Zealand, Amster dam, Hervorden, and at Altona, where he died about 1674. After his death, his followers removed their wandering community to Wiewert, in the district of North Holland, where it soon fell into oblivion. If we are to judge of the Labadists by their own account. they did not differ from the reformed church so much in their tenets and doctrines as in thei manners and rules of discipline ; yet it seems that Labadie had some strange notions. Among other things, he maintained that God might and did, on certain oc
common ; that there is no subordination or distinction of rank in the true church ; that in reading the scriptures greater attention should be paid to the internal inspiration of the Holy Spirit than to the words of the text; that the observation of Sundy was a matter of indifference; that the contemplative life is a state of grace and union with God, and the very height of perfection. LAITY, the people as distinguished from the clergy. See A. LERGY. LA MA-GRAND, a name givon to the sovereign pontiff or high priest of the Thibetian Tartars, who resides at Patoli, a vastpalace on a mountain near the banks of Barampooter about seven miles from Lahassa. The foot of this moun:ain is inhabited by twenty thousand lamas, or priests, who have their separate apartments round bout the mountain, and according to their respective quality are placed nearer or at a greater disance from the sovereign pontiff.
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