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Parallel to events in Germany, a movement began in under the leadership of . These two movements quickly agreed on most issues, as the recently introduced spread ideas rapidly from place to place, but some unresolved differences kept them separate. Some followers of Zwingli believed that the Reformation was too conservative, and moved independently toward more radical positions, some of which survive among modern day . Other Protestant movements grew up along lines of mysticism or humanism ( ), sometimes breaking from Rome or from the Protestants, or forming outside of the churches.

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The Sasanid revolution of A.D. 226 placed a newPersian dynasty on the throne which had been that of Parthia. Thisrevolution, like most such movements in oriental lands, had a religiousbearing. It not only set on the throne a legitimist claimant who wasaccepted as descended from the demi-gods of ancient times, but it ledto a drastic reformation of the religion founded by Zoroaster. Thefirst Sasanid monarch Ardashir began his reign with a general councilof Mazdean clergy which resolved the many sectarian difficultiesbetween the various sections into which the Persian community wasdivided, and standardized the worship and scriptural canon. In historyMazdeanism appears generally as a tolerant creed, save in dealing withdissenters from itself, such as Mani and Mazdek, but it seems to havepassed through a period of active propaganda, of which there are nodetails, in the course of which the religion of Zoroaster spread overthe eastern provinces of the kingdom, so that at the coming of IslamBactria, Sogdiana, and Ferghana were largely, but by no means entirely,Mazdean, with a strong Buddhist minority which proved rather a problemto the Muslim conquerors. Thus the Barmaks, heirs of the hereditaryBuddhist abbots of Nawa Bahar, possessors of great wealth chieflyderived from the offerings of generations of Buddhist pilgrims, arerepresented as being fire-worshippers until their conversion to Islam.

The Emergent Church's Retreat into Pre-Reformation …

Parallel to events in Germany, a movement began in Switzerland under the leadership of . These two movements quickly agreed on most issues, as the recently introduced spread ideas rapidly from place to place, but some unresolved differences kept them separate. Some followers of Zwingli believed that the Reformation was too conservative, and moved independently toward more radical positions, some of which survive among modern day . Other Protestant movements grew up along lines of mysticism or humanism ( ), sometimes breaking from Rome or from the Protestants, or forming outside of the churches.

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