I am currently reading a book on Christianity in the U.S. and I come across interesting denominational types. here are a few with a brief description.
Nothingarians—this sect “has no churches, no discipline, but a very large number of members. It boasts of great antiquity. It was founded in the first century in Achaia by one Gallio, of whom it is said: ÂHe cared for none of these things.Â
Come-Outers–people who separated from other religious types to come out from among them and be separate. Often came out of Extreme Wesleyan, Holiness Movement stuff.
Merry Dancers–Offshoot of the Shakers. “Others dubbed them the “Merry Dancers,” because of their ecstatic worship. “They were,” as historian George J. Varney writes, “at this time fanatical in religion and intemperate in their indulgences.”
Nice to know we haven’t traveled very far.