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Issue 22
Waldensians: Medieval “Evangelicals”

Issue 22

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The Waldensians: From the Editor
The Waldensian Motto: Into Darkness, Light

Remembered by Their Enemies

A Prophet Without Honor
Waldo of Lyons

An Ancient and Undying Light
The Waldensians from the 12th Century to the Protestant Reformation

The Donation of Constantine

The Pearl of Great Price

The Renaissance of the Gospel
A Brief Sketch of the Italian Reformation

A Time for Mourning, A Time for War
From the Reformation to the Glorious Return

1989 - The 300th Anniversary of the Glorious Return

The Covenant of Sibaud 1689

A Friend in the Lord Protector
Oliver Cromwell and the Effort to Save the Waldensians

From Mountain Ghetto to Missionary Diaspora
Waldensians and the Modern Era

Felix Neff
Apostle of Alpine Awakening

From Snow-Covered Peaks to Tropical Forests
Waldensians in Uruguay and Argentina

To A Home in the Land of the Free
The Waldensians in North America

From the Archives: A Letter From the Poor Lombards to the Poor of Lyons Who Are in Germany (1218)
This letter was sent from Lombardy to Lyons to express the outcome of an early meeting, which was held in Bergamo, Italy, between members of two separate Waldensian groups. Though the two groups differed in their approaches to the life of The Poor, the outcome of the meeting was a "new sense of unity."* [* Some descriptions used in these Archives are derived from those given in the text of Giorgio Tourn's You Are My Witnesses. These documents are taken from Tourn's book.]

From the Archives: Waldensian Legend Concerning the Donation of Constantine to Pope Sylvester (date unknown)
This early document tells in a remarkable and fanciful form the Waldensian story of how the Church had come to compromise with the world. Though The Poor were not around until the 12th century, mention is here made of their presence in the 4th century. They could, however, claim solidarity with ancient Christians who rejected worldly wealth and power.

From the Archives: La Nobla Leyczon (The Noble Lesson)
A 15th-century Waldensian poem

From the Archives: A Barba of San Martino (1451)
This is an excerpt from a written account of the heresy trial of Filippo Regis. Waldensians were routinely questioned about their knowledge of the elusive barba—the itinerant Waldensian spiritual leaders. Such accounts are often distorted: it is unlikely a barba would have taught to deny the virgin Birth, or to deny that "the sons" could perform miracles.

From the Archives: Subjects Discussed at the Meeting at Angrogna
(or, the Confession of Chanforan) 1532

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