German Baptist

The German Baptist movement was founded as a fusion of the Anabaptist and Radical Pietist movements. German Baptists are not to be confused with Primitive, Separate, Southern, Particular, and all other mainline Baptist denominations who, although generally unified on rudimentary doctrines such as baptism, would have conflicting views in other areas, such as non-resistance, etc. In addition, German Baptists are not to be confused with a recent, small, renewal movement of “Plain,” “Covered” Baptists, who, for all intents and purposes, have comparable beliefs and practice of the historic German Baptists for the most part (albeit in wide variance), but are of different origins.

The German Baptists and subsequent groups with the name “Brethren” are not to be confused with various other similar denominations such as the Plymouth Brethren, their respective variants, and the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement, etc. See Brethren for more information.

German Baptist can refer to the German Baptist Brethren, the American name of the Schwarzenau Brethren, or any of the several groups associated with them:

  • Old German Baptist Brethren
  • Old Order German Baptist Brethren
  • Old German Baptist Brethren, New Conference
  • Dunkard Brethren
  • Church of the Brethren
  • The Brethren Church
  • Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches
  • Conservative Grace Brethren Churches, International
  • Church of God (New Dunkers)
  • Brethren Reformed Church

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Anthony Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania - History
... A German Baptist congregation was incorporated on February 8, 1879, under the title of the "German Baptist Church of Anthony Township" ... It was one of the first German Baptist churches founded in America along with two other churches in Lycoming County, one on Blooming Grove Road north of Williamsport and the other in Fairfield Township near ...
COTB - Changes Over Time - The Great Schism
... the Church of the Brethren to form the Old German Baptist Brethren ... The remaining middle group—called "conservatives"—retained the name German Baptist Brethren ... by the predominant use of English in the church, the fact that the name "German Baptist" frustrated mission work, and to further distance themselves from the Old German Baptist Brethren ...

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