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New Religious Movement Founders

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  • Joseph King (1860 - 1943)
    From Haslemere Museum : JOSEPH KING (1860 – 1943) "Well known for his work in connection with education and the revival of handicrafts and peasant arts …there are few men who have had a busier or more ...
  • Maud Egerton King (1867 - 1927)
    From Haslemere Museum : ETHEL BLOUNT (d.1943) AND MAUDE KING (1867‐1927) "…inspiring influence behind all that was done in the Haslemere workshops". "The Peasant Arts Museum" by Joseph King Ethel Blo...
  • Ethel Mary Blount (1863 - 1943)
    From Haslemere Museum : ETHEL BLOUNT (d.1943) AND MAUDE KING (1867‐1927) "…inspiring influence behind all that was done in the Haslemere workshops". "The Peasant Arts Museum" by Joseph King Ethel B...
  • Godfrey Blount (1859 - 1937)
    From Haslemere Museum : GODFREY BLOUNT (1859 – 1937) "A poet, prophet, artist, craftsman; designer in plaster, hand-weaving, woodwork, appliqué, and originator of linoleum blocks; founder of a Countr...
  • Rev. George Whitefield (1714 - 1770)
    George Whitefield (December 27 [O.S. December 16] 1714 – September 30, 1770), also known as George Whitfield, was an English Anglican preacher who helped spread the Great Awakening in Britain, and es...

New Religious Movements are those traditions, either independent religions or movements within existing religious frameworks, established from roughly 1800 C.E. forward. Some famous examples include the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Jehovah's Witnesses, Christian Science, Pentecostalism, Scientology, Wicca, the Baha'i Faith, Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidism, and Messianic Judaism.

Objectives

The current priorities for the project are:

  • Gathering all related profiles currently on Geni
  • Creating basic profiles for founders not yet on Geni

Founders in Project

Founders to Add

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  • Frederick Adams, founder of Feraferia
  • Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
  • Richard Allen, founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • J. N. Andrews, co-founder of the Seventh-day Adventists
  • Shoko Asahara, founder of Aum Shinrikyo
  • Joseph Bates, co-founder of the Seventh-day Adventists
  • Sveinbjörn Beinteinsson, founder of Ásatrúarfélagið/Ásatrú Fellowship
  • David Berg, founder of The Family International
  • Gleb Botkin, founder of the Church of Aphrodite
  • Alexander Campbell, co-founder of the Restoration movement
  • Thomas Campbell, co-founder of the Restoration movement
  • Choe Je-u (Choi Jae-Woo), founder of Donghak/Cheondoism
  • James Hal Cone, co-founder of the Black liberation theology movement
  • Malinda Cramer, founder of the Church of Divine Science
  • Josemaria Escriva, founder of the Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei
  • Gerald Gardner, founder of the modern Wicca movement
  • Michael Harner, founder of Core Shamanism
  • Max Heindel, founder of the Rosicrucian Fellowship
  • Samuel E. Hill, co-founder of the Gideons International
  • Franciszek Hodur, founder of the Polish National Catholic Church
  • Victor Houteff, founder of Shepherd's Rod
  • William Irvine, founder of the Two-by-Twos/Testimony movement
  • Allan Kardec (born Hippolyte Léon Denizard Rivail), founder of the organized Spiritism movement
  • George King, founder of the Aetherius Society
  • Alice Lakwena, founder of the Holy Spirit Movement
  • Li Hongzhi, founder of Falun Gong
  • Wallace Fard Muhammad, founder of the Nation of Islam
  • Benjamin Wills Newton, co-founder of the Plymouth Brethren movement
  • John H. Nicholson, co-founder of the Gideons International
  • A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness
  • George Rapp (born Johann Georg Rapp), founder of the Harmonist movement and the Harmony Society
  • Moishe Rosen, founder of Jews for Jesus
  • Friedrich Schleiermacher, founder of the Liberal Christianity movement
  • Francis Schuckardt, co-founder of the Sedevacantist movement
  • William J. Seymour, co-founder of Pentecostalism
  • Isaiah Shembe, founder of the Nazareth Baptist Church
  • Muhammad Subuh Sumohadiwidjojo, founder of the Subud movement
  • John Robert Stevens, founder of the Living Word Fellowship
  • Nathaniel William Taylor, founder of the New Haven Theology movement
  • Dr. John Thomas, founder of the Christadelphian movement
  • Stewart Traill, founder of the Church of Bible Understanding
  • Paul Twitchell, founder of Eckankar
  • Claude Vorilhon, founder of Raëlism