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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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a sect of Romanists which arose during the 18th century at Avignon, France, reviving the errors of the Collyridians (q v.). The originators of the Avignonists were Grabianca, a Polish nobleman, and Pernety, abbe of Burgal, a Benedictine to whom is attributed the work entitiled The Virtues, Power, Clemency, and Glory of May, the Mother of God (1790).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Avignonists'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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