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Christian Brethren

plural noun
Origin of Christian Brethren
1880-1885
1880-85

Christian Brother

Origin
1810-20
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  • Like the Quakers, Christian Brethren are a “peculiar people.”

  • Dr Langton's daughters heard little of the doings of the "Christian Brethren" during these bright months.

    For the Faith Evelyn Everett-Green
  • There were dissensions growing between him and the 'Christian Brethren.'

    The History of David Grieve Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • The Christian Brethren have been supposed to have some leaning to Unitarianism, but he betrayed no such leaning.

  • We had a spell with them, rather unexpectedly, on a recent “first day”—“Christian Brethren” always call Sunday the first day.

  • In some places they are known as Christian Brethren; in other parts they are recognised as a kind of independent Ranters.

  • He found something congenial for a time to a deep though struggling faith in the leadership of the Christian Brethren.

    The History of David Grieve Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • In all large towns a few of this complexion may be found; and in Preston odd ones exist whose shibboleth is “Christian Brethren.”

  • The executive business of Christian Brethren is managed by deacons; but the diaconal stage has not yet been reached in Preston.

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