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Brotherhood (Dutch, broederschap). The concept of the church as a brotherhood, a central idea in Anabaptism, is discussed under Church. See also Mutual Aid. In the mid-20th century many American Mennonite congregations organized men's brotherhoods.

See also Bruderschaft.


Author(s) Harold S Bender
Date Published 1953


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Bender, Harold S. "Brotherhood." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 13 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Brotherhood&oldid=77558.

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Bender, Harold S. (1953). Brotherhood. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 13 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Brotherhood&oldid=77558.




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