Waldensian Evangelical Church

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Seal of the Waldensian Church, Temple of Rome.

The Waldensian Evangelical Church (Chiesa Evangelica Valdese, CEV) was a Reformed denomination founded by Peter Waldo in 12th century in Italy, until merging with the Methodist Evangelical Church to form the Union of Methodist and Waldensian Churches in 1975. It was one of several Protestant denominations with pre-Lutheran roots, and is appraised by various denominations of Protestantism as its major successor.

The Church, after the Protestant Reformation, adhered to Calvinist theology and became the Italian branch of the Reformed churches.[1][2] As such, the church was a member of the World Communion of Reformed Churches.[3]

In 1967, the church had 30,000 members in Italy (plus some 15,000 affiliates in Argentina and Uruguay),[4] and was a founding member of the Federation of Evangelical Churches in Italy (FCEI),[5] an ecumenical body comprising mainly historical Protestant denominations. In 1975 the CEV joined forces with the Methodist Evangelical Church (5,000) to form the Union of Methodist and Waldensian Churches.[2][6][7]

The church ordained women and offered blessings for same-sex couples.[8][9]

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  1. ^ Consulenza sull'interfaccia e la realizzazione del codice. "Chiesa Evangelica Valdese - Unione delle chiese Metodiste e Valdesi". chiesavaldese.org. Retrieved 2014-03-23. 
  2. ^ a b moreorless - www.moreorless.net. "Le religioni in Italia: Il movimento valdese". cesnur.org. Retrieved 2014-03-23. 
  3. ^ "403 Forbidden". warc.jalb.de. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Consulenza sull'interfaccia e la realizzazione del codice. "Chiesa Evangelica Valdese - Unione delle chiese Metodiste e Valdesi". chiesavaldese.org. Retrieved 2014-03-23. 
  5. ^ "F C E I - sito web ufficiale della Federazione delle Chiese Evangeliche in Italia". fedevangelica.it. Retrieved 2014-03-23. 
  6. ^ Consulenza sull'interfaccia e la realizzazione del codice. "Chiesa Evangelica Valdese - Unione delle chiese Metodiste e Valdesi". chiesavaldese.org. Retrieved 2014-03-23. 
  7. ^ "Per un patto tra la Chiesa Assemblee di Dio e la Chiesa valdese" (PDF). 20 September 2009. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Chiesa evangelica valdese - Categorie". www.chiesavaldese.org. Retrieved 2016-05-26. 
  9. ^ (U.S.A.), Presbyterian Church (2010-09-07). "Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) - News & Announcements - Italian Protestants approve same-sex blessings". www.pcusa.org. Retrieved 2016-05-26. 

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