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Church Of The United Brethren In Christ
The CHURCH OF THE UNITED BRETHREN IN CHRIST is an evangelical Christian denomination
Christian denomination
based in Huntington, Indiana
Huntington, Indiana
. It is a Protestant
Protestant
denomination of episcopal structure, Arminian
Arminian
theology, with roots in the Mennonite
Mennonite
and German Reformed
Reformed
communities of 18th-century Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
, as well as close ties to Methodism
Methodism
. It was organized in 1800 by Martin Boehm and Philip William Otterbein and is the first American denomination that was not transplanted from Europe
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Abolitionism
ABOLITIONISM is a movement to end slavery , whether formal or informal. In Western Europe
Western Europe
and the Americas
Americas
, abolitionism is a historical movement to end the African and Indian slave trade and set slaves free. King Charles I of Spain, usually known as Emperor Charles V , following the example of Louis X of France who abolished slavery within the Kingdom of France
Kingdom of France
in 1315, passed a law which would have abolished colonial slavery in 1542, although this law was not passed in the largest colonial states, and so was not enforced. In the late 17th century, the Roman Catholic Church
Roman Catholic Church
, taking up a plea by Lourenco da Silva de Mendouca , officially condemned the slave trade, which was affirmed vehemently by Pope Gregory XVI
Pope Gregory XVI
in 1839
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Trinitarianism
The Christian doctrine of the TRINITY ( Latin
Latin
: Trinitas, lit. 'triad', from trinus, "threefold") holds that God
God
is three consubstantial persons or hypostases —the Father , the Son (Jesus Christ ), and the Holy Spirit —as "one God
God
in three Divine Persons". The three persons are distinct, yet are one "substance, essence or nature" (homoousios ). In this context, a "nature" is what one is, whereas a "person" is who one is. The opposing view is referred to as Nontrinitarianism
Nontrinitarianism

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Jesus
JESUS (/ˈdʒiːzəs/ JEE-zuss ; c. 4 BC – c. 30/33 AD), also referred to as JESUS OF NAZARETH and JESUS CHRIST, was a Jewish preacher and religious leader. He is the central figure of Christianity
Christianity
. Christians believe him to be the Son of God
God
and the awaited Messiah (Christ ) prophesied in the Old Testament
Old Testament
. Virtually all modern scholars of antiquity agree that Jesus
Jesus
existed historically , although the quest for the historical Jesus
Jesus
has produced little agreement on the historical reliability of the Gospels and on how closely the biblical Jesus
Jesus
reflects the historical Jesus
Jesus

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Old Testament
Outline of Bible-related topics Bible
Bible
book Bible
Bible
portal * v * t * e Part of a seri
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Francis Asbury
FRANCIS ASBURY (/ˈæzbəri/ ; August 20 or 21, 1745 – March 31, 1816) was one of the first two bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States
United States
. As a young man in October 1771, the Englishman traveled to America and, during his 45 years there, he devoted his life to ministry, traveling on horseback and by carriage thousands of miles to those living on the frontier. Asbury spread Methodism
Methodism
in America, as part of the Second Great Awakening . He also founded several schools during his lifetime, although his own formal education was limited. His journal is valuable to scholars for its account of frontier society
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Baltimore, Maryland
BALTIMORE (/ˈbɔːltᵻˌmɔːr/ , locally: ) is the largest city in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Maryland
Maryland
, and the 29th-most populous city in the country. It was established by the Constitution of Maryland
Maryland
and is not part of any county; thus, it is the largest independent city in the United States, with a population of 621,849 in 2015. As of 2016, the population of the Baltimore metropolitan area was estimated to be just under 2.8 million, making it the 21st largest metropolitan area in the country. Founded in 1729, Baltimore
Baltimore
is the second-largest seaport in the Mid-Atlantic . The city's Inner Harbor was once the second leading port of entry for immigrants to the United States
United States
and a major manufacturing center
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First Great Awakening
The GREAT AWAKENING or FIRST GREAT AWAKENING was a Protestant religious revival that swept Protestant
Protestant
Europe
Europe
and British America in the 1730s and 1740s. An evangelical and revitalization movement, it left a permanent impact on American Protestantism . It resulted from powerful preaching that gave listeners a sense of deep personal revelation of their need of salvation by Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ
. The Great Awakening pulled away from ritual, ceremony, sacramentalism, and hierarchy, and made Christianity
Christianity
intensely personal to the average person by fostering a deep sense of spiritual conviction and redemption, and by encouraging introspection and a commitment to a new standard of personal morality
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York, Pennsylvania
YORK ( Pennsylvania German : Yarrick), known as THE WHITE ROSE CITY (after the symbol of the House of York ), is the county seat of York County , Pennsylvania , United States , located in the south-central region of the state. The population within York's city limits was 43,718 at the 2010 census , a 7.0% increase from the 2000 count of 40,862. When combined with the adjacent boroughs of West York and North York and surrounding Spring Garden , West Manchester , and Springettsbury townships, the population of Greater York was 108,386. York is the 11th largest city in Pennsylvania
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Frederick, Maryland
FREDERICK is a city and the county seat of Frederick County in the U.S. state of Maryland . It is part of the Baltimore–Washington Metropolitan Area. Frederick has been an important crossroads community since it was located in colonial times at the intersection of an important north–south Indian trail, and east–west routes to the Chesapeake Bay both at Baltimore and what became Washington, D.C. and across the Appalachian mountains to the Ohio River watershed. It is a part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area , which is part of a greater Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA Combined Statistical Area . The city's population was 65,239 people at the 2010 United States Census , making it the second-largest incorporated city in Maryland, behind Baltimore
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New Testament
The NEW TESTAMENT (Greek : Ἡ Καινὴ Διαθήκη, Hē Kainḕ Diathḗkē; Latin
Latin
: Novum Testamentum) is the second part of the Christian biblical canon , the first part being the Old Testament , based on the Hebrew Bible
Bible
. The New Testament
New Testament
discusses the teachings and person of Jesus
Jesus
, as well as events in first-century Christianity
Christianity
. Christians
Christians
regard both the Old and New Testaments together as sacred scripture . The New Testament
New Testament
(in whole or in part) has frequently accompanied the spread of Christianity
Christianity
around the world . It reflects and serves as a source for Christian theology and morality
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Biblical Inspiration
BIBLICAL INSPIRATION is the doctrine in Christian theology
Christian theology
that the authors and editors of the Bible
Bible
were led or influenced by God
God
with the result that their writings may be designated in some sense the word of God
God

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Pietism
PIETISM (/ˈpaɪᵻtɪsm/ , from the word piety ) was an influential movement in Lutheranism that combined its emphasis on Biblical doctrine with the Reformed emphasis on individual piety and living a vigorous Christian life. Although the movement was active exclusively within Lutheranism, it had a tremendous impact on Protestantism
Protestantism
worldwide, particularly in North America and Europe. Pietism
Pietism
originated in modern Germany
Germany
in the late 17th century with the work of Philipp Spener , a Lutheran theologian whose emphasis on personal transformation through spiritual rebirth and renewal, individual devotion and piety laid the foundations for the movement. Although Spener did not directly advocate the quietistic, legalistic and semi-separatist practices of Pietism, they were more or less involved in the positions he assumed or the practices which he encouraged
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Swiss Brethren
The SWISS BRETHREN are a branch of Anabaptism that started in Zürich , spread to nearby cities and towns, and then was exported to neighboring countries. :62 Today's Swiss Mennonite Conference can be traced to the Swiss Brethren. In 1525, Felix Manz , Conrad Grebel , George Blaurock and other radical evangelical reformers broke from Ulrich Zwingli and formed a new group because they felt reforms were not moving fast enough. Rejection of infant baptism was a distinguishing belief of the Swiss Brethren. On the basis of Sola scriptura doctrine, the Swiss Brethren declared that since the Bible does not mention infant baptism, it should not be practiced by the church. This belief was subsequently refuted by Ulrich Zwingli. Consequently, there was a public dispute, in which the council affirmed Zwingli's position
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Latter Day Saint
The DENOMINATIONS IN THE LATTER DAY SAINT MOVEMENT are sometimes collectively referred to as Mormonism . Although some denominations opposed the use of this term because they consider it to be derogatory, it is especially used when referring to the largest Latter Day Saint group, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), and offshoots of it. Denominations opposed to the use of the term consider it to be connected to the polygamy once practiced by the Utah church. The Latter Day Saint movement includes: * The original church within this movement, founded in April 1830 in New York by Joseph Smith , was the Church of Christ , which was later named the Church of the Latter Day Saints. It was renamed the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1838 (stylized as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the United Kingdom), which remained its official name until Smith's death in 1844
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Moravian Church
The MORAVIAN CHURCH, formally named the UNITAS FRATRUM (Latin for the " Unity of the Brethren "), in German known as Herrnhuter Brüdergemeinde (meaning "Brethren's Congregation from Herrnhut ", the place of the Church's renewal in the 18th century), is one of the oldest Protestant denominations in the world, with its heritage dating back to the Bohemian Reformation in the fifteenth century and the Unity of the Brethren ( Jednota bratrská in Czech) established in Kingdom of Bohemia
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