History of the Church of the Brethren

This course investigates the history of the Brethren from their beginning as a movement amidst German Pietism to their transplantation and spread in America, through major divisions, mission work, and interactions with wider Christianity and surrounding cultures, attending to their development from a rather homogeneous to a somewhat more ethnically diverse group. Along with theoloical concerns, the course will investigate social historical contexts for the Brethren story.