Church of the Brethren


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Church of the Brethren:

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German Baptist religious group. They were popularly known as Dunkards, Dunkers, or Tunkers, from the German for "to dip," referring to their method of baptizing. The Brethren evolved from the Pietist movement in Germany.
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7) Then we turn to more detailed consideration of recent and contemporary meaning of Reformation(s) in selected settings and needs: Mennonites in Taiwan (Pan); Friends in East Africa, especially Tanzania (Riggs); and the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (Mambula).
A Source Book on the Beginnings of the Church of the Brethren in the Early Eighteenth Century, compiled and translated by Donald F.
Just before Christmas in 1986 Bosler's father, a minister in the Church of the Brethren, was stabbed twenty-four times by a 20-year-old burglar named James Campbell; he also stabbed SueZann in the head, nearly fatally.
Bowman's scholarly and engaging sociological and historical interpretation of Brethren society has been eagerly received and discussed within and beyond the Church of the Brethren.
Questions of dress and other sumptuary regulations, credal formulations and their absence, church architecture, rituals and ritualized practices, principles respecting everything from Sunday schools to participation in the nation's wars -- all these and many other elements of collective distinction in the history of the Church of the Brethren are viewed as though they were the things really on the minds of the people who quarrelled about them.
Brethren Woods Camp and Retreat Center in western Virginia, owned by the Church of the Brethren, may represent the typical management approach to such properties.
Vincent de Paul of Lane County hopes to buy the site near Main and South 11th streets from Springfield Church of the Brethren to build the controlled-rent project.
The greatest shift that has occurred in Brethren thinking about baptism is that membership in the Church of the Brethren may not require trine immersion by a Brethren minister.
Imagine if Catholicism were a true peace church, in the manner of Quakers, Mennonites, Church of the Brethren and Bruderhofs.
That's why her congregation--along with other faith communities as diverse as Amistad United Church of Christ in Hartford, Connecticut, and Lincolnshire Church of the Brethren in Fort Wayne, Indiana has signed the Congo Sabbath Initiative, an effort by the Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing to shed light on the violence being waged against women in Congo.

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