Hidden Histories in the United Church of Christ - Volume II

In this volume, Dr. Zikmund continues the untold stories in the formation of the United Church of Christ. Volume 1 focused on those ethnic groups or ecclesiastical movements often overlooked by UCC historical orthodoxy. This second book of essays does two things: it provides additional information about groups not covered in the original collection, and it explores the sources of some principles and practices important to United Church of Christ identity.

This book invites readers to enhance their knowledge of history as an important source of spiritual strength for these times. It also examines more deeply what it means for the United Church of Christ to celebrate its "unity in diversity." It explores such areas as Lutheran and Reformed Cooperation; German Evangelical Protestants; Origins of the Christian Denomination in New England; Evangelical Pietism and Biblical Criticism; Women's Mission Structures and the American Board; Religious Journalism; Philip William Otterbein and the United Brethren; From German Reformed Roots to the Churches of God; The Congregational Training School for Women; and Chinese Congregationalism.

Contributors include: J. Martin Bailey, Dorothy C. Bass, Curtis Beach, Thomas E. Dipko, Matthew Fong, J. Harvey Gossard, Rose Lee, Elizabeth C. Nordbeck, Horace S. Sills, Priscilla Stuckey-Kauffman, Dorothy Wong, Barbara Brown Zikmund, and Lowell H. Zuck.

How can you use "Hidden Histories" in your congregation? We think you'll find it useful for book clubs, adult study groups and new-member classes. We encourage you to use your church's newsletter to let folks know that this important series on the rich ethnic and theological history of the United Church of Christ is now online.

Our thanks to Barbara Brown Zikmund, retired historian of the United Church of Christ, and former president of Hartford Seminary, who (in the 1980's) edited these two books on Hidden Histories in the UCC; and to Virginia H. Child, who scanned and proofread these texts. Thanks also to United Church Press for permission to reproduce these two volumes on the web. You can buy print versions of Hidden Histories volume I and volume II from United Church Press along with other books on UCC history and identity.

Chapters

Introduction: Unity and Diversity | pdf
The Union Church: A Case of Lutheran and Reformed Cooperation | pdf
The German Evangelical Protestants | pdf
Origins of the Christian Denomination in New England | pdf
Evangelical Pietism and Biblical Criticism: The Story of Karl Emil Otto | pdf
Women's Mission Structures and the American Board | pdf
Religious Journalism: A Legacy from the Christian Church | pdf
Philip William Otterbein and the United Brethren | pdf
John Winebrenner: From German Reformed Roots to the Churches of God | pdf
The Congregational Training School for Women | pdf
Chinese Congregationalism | pdf

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