German Baptist Brethren


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German Baptist Brethren

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(Protestantism) a Protestant sect founded in 1708 in Germany but who migrated to the US in 1719–29, the members of which (Dunkers) insist on adult baptism by total immersion. Also called: Church of the Brethren
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This includes religious groups like the Mennonites, Amish, Hutterites, Brethren-in-Christ, German Baptist Brethren, River Brethren, and many others.
In the 1880s, the German Baptist Brethren divided into three groups: the Old Order German Baptist Brethren, the German Baptist Brethren (later Church of the Brethren), and the Progressive or Ashland Brethren.
Abstract: Discussions and decisions during the past two decades among the Old German Baptist Brethren regarding use of digital communication technologies illustrate strategies by which alternative communities are able to resist the spiritual and cultural consequences of new technologies while at the same time functioning within the broader social and economic world shaped by such technologies.
During 1881-1883 a major split in the movement produced three groups: the so-called old orders, who became the Old German Baptist Brethren; the so-called progressives who became the Brethren Church; and the so-called conservatives, who retained the title German Baptist Brethren but later renamed themselves Church of the Brethren.

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