Those readers who have been following this blog for some time will know that I’m currently completing my master’s thesis at Temple University. The thesis explores the influence of the American evangelical movement on the Brethren in Christ Church from approximately 1945-1975.
As part of my thesis work, I’ve created a online exhibit, Born-Again Brethren: The Brethren in Christ and American Evangelicalism. Drawing from the archival materials at the Brethren in Christ Historical Library and Archives, the exhibit narrates a history of Brethren in Christ and evangelical encounters. The exhibit’s goals are to provide members of our church community with greater access to primary source documents and to create a space for ongoing discussion about our community’s evangelical turn.
I encourage you to visit the site, engage with its contents, and leave a comment or two. As a collaborative experiment in web-based history-making, Born-Again Brethren will only be as strong as those who engage with it.