German Baptist Brethren


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German Baptist Brethren:

see BrethrenBrethren,
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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This essay explores the relationship between bodies of faith such as the Old German Baptist Brethren Church and technologies of communication such as the World Wide Web.
The German Baptist Brethren originated among a group of early eighteenth-century German Pietists who were at first concentrated in the tiny village of Schwarzenau, located in the southeast German territory of Wittgenstein.
Before the division in 2009 the Old German Baptist Brethren Church consisted of 6,149 members in fifty-six congregations across the United States, making it the largest community of plain Brethren.
The conflict that ensued over the debate of these resolutions at the 2009 Annual Meeting ultimately led to the formation of a new Brethren group, now called the Old German Baptist Brethren Church, New Conference (hereafter, New Conference).

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