Definition of Waldensian in English:

Waldensian

Pronunciation /wôlˈdensēən/ /wɔlˈdɛnsiən/

adjective & noun

See Waldenses

‘Not only the Protestant British enthusiasts for Italy but their Waldensian friends and allies were drawn into the maelstrom.’
  • ‘The Waldensian church began during a religious revival near Lyon, France during the twelfth century, predating the Protestant Reformation that swept through Europe in the sixteenth century.’
  • ‘He could paint such a picture because the success of popular heretical and evangelical movements, such as the Waldensians and Albigensians, was positively explosive.’
  • ‘Jan Milic Lochman's contribution to David Willis and Michael Welker's book emphasizes the history of radical reform among Waldensians, Hussites and Czech Brethren.’
  • ‘During the persecution of Protestants by the Habsburg dynasty in the seventeenth century, the Moravians, who had converted many German Waldensians living in Moravia, emigrated to Saxony.’