The Brethren Church

The Brethren Church is one of several groups that traces its origins back to the Schwarzenau Brethren of Germany. In the mid 1800s, the church began to struggle over modernization. Progressives stressed evangelism, objected to distinctive dress, and objected to the supremacy of the annual conferences. In 1882, progressive leader Henry Holsinger, who was the publisher of The Progressive Christian, was disfellowshipped from the Annual Meeting. He and others organized The Brethren Church in 1883 at Dayton, Ohio, with about 6000 members. The Progressive Christian was renamed The Brethren Evangelist and is still published quarterly by the church. Ashland College, which had been founded in 1878, came under the control of the Brethren Church.

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