Back to Home Page or Contents Page or Religions and Sects or Index

Friends of God


This was a mystical society founded in Germany during the 14th century whose purpose was to minister to the pour by preaching and the sacrament. Its membership included men and women from every social class: monks, nuns, knights, farmers, artisans, and merchants. Their law was: "That universal love, commanded by Christ, and not to be gainsaid by his vicar." Their prophecies and warnings roused the ire of certain clergy, and they were accused of sectarianism. A.G.H.


Source: 81, 175.

Home    Alchemy    Ancient Beliefs    Buddhism    Christianity    Demonology    Divination    Goddess and witchcraft    Great Mysteries    Hinduism    Islam     Judaism    Magic    Neo-paganism    Other    Paranormal    Past and present Beliefs    People    Places    Religions and sects    Rituals and texts    Shamanism    Stones    Theosophy African Mythology    Asian Mythology    Buddha Mythology    Egyptian Mythology    Greco-Roman Mythology    Greek Mythology    Hindu Mythology    Native American    Persian Mythology    Roman Mythology    South American Mythology