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  • 1Brethren — The Brethren are a number of Protestant Christian religious bodies using the word brethren in their names. In some cases these similarities of name reflect roots in the same early Brethren groups, and in others the adoption of Brethren as part of …

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  • 2Brethren in Christ Church — The Brethren in Christ Church (often abbreviated BIC) is an Anabaptist Christian denomination with roots in the Mennonite church, pietism, and Wesleyan holiness. They have also been known as River Brethren and River Mennonites .BackgroundThe BIC… …

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  • 3Brethren of the Free Spirit — The Brothers, or Brethren of the Free Spirit (Brüder und Schwestern des Freien Geistes), was a lay Christian movement which flourished in northern Europe in the 13th and 14th Centuries. Antinomian and individualist in outlook, it came into… …

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  • 4Brethren of Purity — (Ikhwan al Safa’)    Designating themselves with the Qur’anic sobriquet ‘Sleepers in the cave of our father Adam’, the Brethren of Purity were a secretive and mysterious group of philosophers centred on the cosmopolitan city of Basra. Their… …

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  • 5Brethren in Christ — ▪ religious organization also called  River Brethren,         Christian church in the United States and Canada. It developed among European settlers along the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania who came to America about 1750 and who were primarily …

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  • 6brethren — noun /ˈbrɛðrən/ the body of members, especially of a fraternal, religious or military order …

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  • 7Mennonite Brethren Church — The Mennonite Brethren Church was established among Russian Mennonites in 1860 and has congregations in more than 20 countries representing well over 300,000 believers as of 2003. Contents 1 History 2 Status 3 See also …

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  • 8Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches — The Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (CCMB) is an association of Mennonite Christians with origins in southern Russia. It is part of the larger Mennonite Brethren Church and shares some common history with the US Conference of… …

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  • 9Old German Baptist Brethren — Part of a series on the Schwarzenau Brethren (the German Baptists or Dunkers) …

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  • 10Church of the United Brethren in Christ — For the historic church building near Cincinnati, see United Brethren in Christ (Ohio). The Church of the United Brethren in Christ is an evangelical Christian denomination based in Huntington, Indiana. It is a Protestant denomination of… …

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  • 11List of rasa'il in the Encyclopedia of the Brethren of Purity — The following is a list of the rasa il (epistles) which compose the influential Neoplatonic encyclopedia, the Encyclopedia of the Brethren of Purity composed by the Brethren of Purity in the tenth century CE in Basra, Iraq.The following… …

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  • 12Needed Truth Brethren — Needed Truth Brethren, as they are sometimes known, call themselves, “The Churches of God in the Fellowship of the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ . This is their official legal title, however other Christians might classify them as a very… …

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  • 13Bohemian Brethren — • Bohemian Brethren and Moravian Brethren are the current popular designation of the Unitas Fratrum founded in Bohemia in 1457, renewed by Count Zinzendorf in 1722 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Bohemian Brethren      …

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  • 14Plymouth Brethren — The Plymouth Brethren is a conservative, Evangelical Christian movement, whose history can be traced to Dublin, Ireland, in the late 1820s.[1][2] Although the group is notable for not taking any official church name to itself, and not having an… …

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  • 15Encyclopedia of the Brethren of Purity — The Encyclopedia of the Brethren of Purity (Arabic: رسائل أخوان الصفا و خلان الوفا‎ Rasa il ikhwan as safa wa khillan al wafa; also variously known as the Epistles of the Brethren of Sincerity , Epistles of the Brethren of Purity and Epistles of… …

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  • 16Schwarzenau Brethren — The Schwarzenau ( German Baptist ) Brethren, originated in Germany, the outcome of one of many Pietistic movements of the 17th century. In Germany they became known as Neue Täufer (New Baptists), in distinction from the older Anabaptist groups.… …

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  • 17U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches — The US Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (USMB) is an association of Mennonite Christians with origins in southern Russia.BackgroundOn January 6, 1860 a small group of Mennonites in Ukraine, influenced by Moravian Brethren and Lutheran… …

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  • 18Church of the Brethren — For other uses, see The Brethren (disambiguation). Church of the Brethren The Church of the Brethren logo comprises three shapes with distinct meanings: the cross represents the crucifixion of Jesus …

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  • 19Exclusive Brethren — The Exclusive Brethren are a subset of the Christian evangelical movement generally described as the Plymouth Brethren. They are distinguished from the Open Brethren from whom they separated in 1848.[1] Sometimes broadly referred to as the… …

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  • 20The 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… …

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