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The Open Brethren: A Christian Sect in the Modern World

  • Peter Herriot

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Peter Herriot
    Pages 1-9
  3. Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Peter Herriot
      Pages 13-22
    3. Peter Herriot
      Pages 23-29
    4. Peter Herriot
      Pages 31-38
    5. Peter Herriot
      Pages 39-48
    6. Peter Herriot
      Pages 49-58
    7. Peter Herriot
      Pages 59-70
  4. Authority

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Peter Herriot
      Pages 73-82
    3. Peter Herriot
      Pages 83-88
    4. Peter Herriot
      Pages 89-94
    5. Peter Herriot
      Pages 95-101
  5. Separation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Peter Herriot
      Pages 105-111
    3. Peter Herriot
      Pages 113-121
    4. Peter Herriot
      Pages 123-129
    5. Peter Herriot
      Pages 131-138
  6. Fundamentalism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Peter Herriot
      Pages 141-150
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      Pages 151-156
    4. Peter Herriot
      Pages 157-164
    5. Peter Herriot
      Pages 165-171
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 173-194

About this book

Introduction

This book gives a personal insight into the hearts and minds of a fundamentalist Christian sect, the Open Brethren. Using Brethren magazine articles, obituaries, and testimonies, Peter Herriot argues that the Brethren constitute a perfect example of a fundamentalism. Their culture is entirely opposed to the beliefs, values, and norms of modernity. As a result, like other fundamentalisms they challenge modern Christianity and impede its efforts to engage with global society.

Keywords

plymouth brethren fundamentalism christianity puritan piety pietism alexander mack

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Herriot
    • 1
  1. 1.Birkbeck, University of LondonLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-03219-7
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-03218-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-03219-7
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