The Evangelical United Brethren Church

J. Steven O'Malley

in The Oxford Handbook of Methodist Studies

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199696116
Published online January 2010 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

 The Evangelical United Brethren Church

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The Evangelical United Brethren Church (EUB) is popularly classified as a German–American version of Methodism, which, as this article will indicate, is a partially valid generalization but deficient in historical accuracy. The EUB existed as a distinct denomination only between 1946 and 1968, when they and the Methodist Church voted to unite, thereby forming the United Methodist Church. However, the EUB were themselves the result of a 1946 denominational merger, formed by the union of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (1800–1946) with the Evangelical Church (1816–1946). The origins of the two latter denominations may be traced even earlier, to 1767 and 1800, respectively. Each of these church bodies is treated separately, as foundational to the EUB, following their historical succession.

Keywords: Methodism; denomination; United Methodist Church; Methodist movement; United Brethren; Evangelical Church

Article.  7957 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Christianity

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