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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Carl F Bowman
|ISBN:||0801849047 9780801849046 0801849055 9780801849053|
|Description:||xii, 491 s. : ill. ; 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.|
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
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Excellent historical account, although hairsplitting toward the end
I've been surrounded by Brethren all my life, so the first third of the book was a breeze describing Brethren origins and stand apart doctrine...then it slowed down into every little thing the Brethren were splitting hairs over at the turn of the 20th Century, very informative, but not nearly as exciting....
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