Brethren society : the cultural transformation of a "peculiar people" (Book, 1995) [WorldCat.org]
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Brethren society : the cultural transformation of a "peculiar people"

Author: Carl F Bowman
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Carl Bowman examines how and why members of the Church of the Brethren - historically known as "Dunkers" after their method of baptism - were assimilated faster and earlier than their Amish, Mennonite, or even Hutterite cousins. Brethren Society brings to light the members' own conversations and debates on a series of pivotal controversies. Bowman shows how Brethren dealt with issues such as membership in "outside"  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl F Bowman
ISBN: 0801849047 9780801849046 0801849055 9780801849053
OCLC Number: 185838732
Description: xii, 491 s. : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Brethren Beginnings --
pt. I. An Overview of Traditional Dunker Culture, 1708-1850s. 2. The Faith Once Delivered to the Saints. 3. Dunker Rituals and Relationships. 4. Practicing the Primitive Faith --
pt. II. Pathways beyond Plainness. 5. Expansion and Dissent, 1850-1883. 6. Missionary Mobilization, 1880s-1900s. 7. Missionary Manners, 1880s-1900s. 8. Preserving the Primitive Order, 1880s-1910s. 9. Separation Under Siege, 1905-1917. 10. Purging the Past, 1890s-1920s. 11. Unity Unraveled, 1911-1930s. 12. Altered Authorities, 1920s-1950s --
pt. III. Analysis: The Binding and Loosing of Brethren Culture. 13. Brethren Moral Dynamics: A Historical Overview. 14. Brethren Cultural Transformation. 15. Pluralism, Particularism, and Purpose --
App. A: A Chronology of Change --
App. B: Personal interviews.
Responsibility: Carl F. Bowman.

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In the first book ever written on the subject, Carl Bowman examines how and why members of the Church of the Brethren-historically known as "Dunkersafter their method of baptism-were assimilated  Read more...

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This model study of a small denomination's history, sociology and anthropology will inspire scholars who study larger, less definable religious groups... Bowman provides a good chronology of events Read more...

 
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