What is brethren?

  • (noun): (plural) the lay members of a male religious order.


Brethren is a name adopted by several Protestant Christian bodies which do not necessarily share historical roots. As classified in The Pilgrim Church by EH Broadbent, the earliest primitive churches and the Paulician Brethren, the Bogomil Brethren, the Anabaptist and the Moravian Brethren were part of the historical Brethren Movement.

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Some articles on brethren:

Louis Bauman - Selected Works - Magazines Which Bauman Contributed To Frequently
... The Brethren Evangelist Bauman began contributing to the Brethren Church magazine in his late teens, and wrote frequently up until the Ashland/Grace split in 1939 ... The Brethren Missionary Herald Bauman was a contributor to the Grace Brethren movement newsletter from its start until his death in 1950 ...
Louis Bauman
... Louis Sylvester Bauman (November 13, 1875 – November 8, 1950) was a Brethren minister, writer, and Bible conference speaker, holding influential leadership in the Brethren Church and the "Grace ... He served in several pastorates, in particular the First Brethren Church of Long Beach, California where he was pastor for thirty-four years (1913–1947) ... Bauman held to traditional Brethren views regarding baptism, communion, and nonresistance, but also held to evangelical convictions regarding missions, and premillennial dispensationalism ...
Louis Bauman - Theology
... not all, of the pietistic and Anabaptist influenced distinctives of his Brethren tradition ... (or what later would become tension among Grace Brethren themselves) is laid out in The Faith Once for All Delivered unto the Saints ... in nature and the middle two (The Great Commission and Practical Doctrine) distinctively Brethren ...
Brethren - Miscellaneous (non-religious)
... Brethren (Australian group), an Australian hip hop group ... Brethren of the Coast, a loose coalition of Caribbean pirates ... Brethren of the Croatian Dragon, a Croatian historical society ...
Louis Bauman - Biography - Later Ministry
... After serving at Long Beach, Bauman went on to be pastor at the First Brethren Church of Washington, D.C ... Up until his death he remained a prolific writer and dominant voice in the developing Grace Brethren movement ... in the Germantown Cemetery, the Brethren "Mother Congregation" church cemetery located in Germantown, Pennsylvania ...

Famous quotes containing the word brethren:

    The denial of our duty to act in this case is a denial of our right to act; and if we have no right to act, then may we well be termed “the white slaves of the North,” for like our brethren in bonds, we must seal our lips in silence and despair.
    Angelina Grimké (1805–1879)

    A bargain is in its very essence a hostile transaction ... do not all men try to abate the price of all they buy? I contend that a bargain even between brethren is a declaration of war.
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    Mister Ward, don’t yur blud bile at the thawt that three million and a half of your culled brethren air a clanking their chains in the South?—Sez I, not a bile! Let ‘em clank!
    Artemus Ward (1834–1867)