The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with beliefs and practices traditionally associated with the Church of the Brethren and prepare students to explain these beliefs and practices in Church of the Brethren congregations today.This course seeks to help students interpret the Brethren past with an eye to how Brethren beliefs and practices can address questions in our postmodern context.We will explore how beliefs and practices mutually inform one another and how we, as current members of the Church of the Brethren, can continue to interpret and give shape to Brethren belief and practice.