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A Protestant body, so named from their distinctive baptismal rite. Originating in Germany in 1708, they were forced by persecution to emigrate to America (1719–29). In the 1880s they divided into three bodies: (1) the conservative Old German Baptist Brethren; (2) the majority, who continued to be known as German Baptist Brethren until 1908, when the title ‘Church of the Brethren’ was adopted; and (3) the more liberal ‘Brethren Church’, which divided into two in 1939. They all profess no creed other than the NT, reject infant Baptism, insist on total immersion, accompany the Lord's Supper with an agape, and refuse to take oaths or bear arms.

(1) the conservative Old German Baptist Brethren; (2) the majority, who continued to be known as German Baptist Brethren until 1908, when the title ‘Church of the Brethren’ was adopted; and (3) the more liberal ‘Brethren Church’, which divided into two in 1939.

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