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date: 04 December 2020

flagellants. 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Author(s):
F. L. CrossF. L. Cross, E. A. LivingstoneE. A. Livingstone

The bands of men who in later medieval times scourged themselves in public procession, often to the accompaniment of psalms, in penance for the sins of the world. The anarchy and famine caused by war in North and Central Italy, and perhaps the prophecies of ... ...

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