Tag Archives: Pacifism

The Summer and Fall of Book Reviews!

A look at some of the books I’ve been reading this summer and fall, and that I’ll be reviewing or reflecting on here at the blog in the coming weeks.
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Brooke Strayer Continues Her Historical Activism on the Brethren in Christ Peace Position

My former student sharing her research on the history of the Brethren in Christ peace position yet again!
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Brethren in Christ Weren’t the Only “Holiness Pacifists” in the Early 20th Century

if you agree that most Brethren in Christ think of our “peace position” as a conviction emerging from our Anabaptist heritage alone, think again: some new books suggest that Holiness and Pentecostal groups might have embraced a peace position, too.
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Tracing the Trajectory of the Brethren in Christ Peace Position

A report on Messiah College senior Brooke Strayer’s presentation on the trajectory of the Brethren in Christ peace position in the 20th century.
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Photo Friday: Imagining “An Alternative to the Sword”

Today’s Photo Friday excerpt focuses on Brethren in Christ Ronald J. Sider’s historic 1984 speech to Mennonite World Conference and his call to imagine an Anabaptist “alternative to the sword.”
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Brethren in Christ on the World Wide Web

A few Brethren in Christ-related links that caught my attention over the past weeks.
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Brethren in Christ Bishop Remembers President Ike

In an 1964 interview conducted by the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Archives, Ray I. Witter — bishop in the mid-century Brethren in Christ Church and cousin to President Dwight D. Eisenhower — describes his church, his memories of Ike, and the church’s potential influence on the future world leader.
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