‘What’s in a Name?’ presented by Brethren Historical Library and Archives

This month, the Brethren Historical Library and Archives (BHLA) focuses a Facebook Live event on the early 1900s and the 1908 Annual Conference decision to officially change the denomination’s name to Church of the Brethren.

As the church approached its 200th anniversary, the then-named German Baptist Brethren went through a sort of identity crisis. The denomination’s name confused people, and the church sought to change it and to clarify who it was as a Christian denomination. This live event will examine the dialogue that surrounded the 1908 Annual Conference, how the denomination came to be known as the Church of the Brethren, and what that name change meant over the years.

The event is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 11 a.m. (Eastern time) at www.facebook.com/events/2888704494724614.

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