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dc.creatorAnderson, Cory
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies v. 6, no. 1 (2018), p. 26-60.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Apostolic Christian Churches descend from the religious revivals instigated under the leadership of Samuel Fröhlich in 1830s Switzerland. Fusing Anabaptist thought into his revival through contact with Mennonites, Fröhlich’s movement constitutes a distinct religious tradition within the larger Anabaptist movement. Research about this Anabaptist tradition has remained sparse. This article helps introduce the Apostolics to a scholarly audience. It reviews the movement’s recent history in North America, tracing the history of both the largest body—the Apostolic Christian Church of America—and several smaller, generally more conservative, factions. In addition to establishing links between the Apostolics and other Anabaptist branches, this article also outlines their distinctive properties, including not only their ritual forms but also four overarching, generalized socio-religious characteristics. These include: true repentance and death of the old man; gentle, reasoned pleading; affectionate fraternity of the repentant; and the personal leading of the Spirit through the Church.en_US
dc.publisherOhio State University. Librariesen_US
dc.rightsThe author retains copyright ownership of this article. Permission to reuse, publish, or reproduce beyond the bounds of Fair Use or other exemptions to copyright law must be obtained from the author.en_US
dc.subjectSamuel Fröhlichen_US
dc.subjectSamuel Froelichen_US
dc.subjectApostolic Christian Church of Americaen_US
dc.subjectApostolic Christian Church Nazareanen_US
dc.subjectZion’s Harpen_US
dc.subjectHead coveringen_US
dc.subjectReligious ritualen_US
dc.subjectNew Evangelismen_US
dc.subjectGerman languageen_US
dc.subjectReligious divisionen_US
dc.subjectSwiss Reformed Churchen_US
dc.titleA Socio-Religious Introduction to the Apostolic Churches in North Americaen_US

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