Introduction to the Current Issue -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Ashland Theological Journal
Volume: ATJ 08:0 (NA 1975)
Article: Introduction to the Current Issue
Author: Anonymous


Introduction to the Current Issue

This issue of the Ashland Theological Bulletin brings together the results of research completed for the Brethren Writers Conference which convened at Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, Ohio, April 19 and 20, 1974. The theme of the conference was “The Brethren—1785 to 1860.”

The conference and its theme were inspired in part out of the Brethren Conference at Broadway, Virginia, a year earlier. That conference pointed to new information forthcoming relative to “The Wilderness Period” of Brethren history. This conference brought together considerable specific data from the period.

Ashland Theological Seminary was honored to host this gathering of scholar-writers who came representing six Brethren fellowships. The Seminary appreciates the opportunity to make the fruits of the conference available to those interested in Brethren history.

Contributors to this Issue

Dale W. Brown is Professor of Theology at Bethany Theological Seminary. A Kansan, he has earned degrees from McPherson College, Bethany Biblical Seminary, and Northwestern University, Ph. D., 1962.

Robert G. Clouse is Professor of History at Indiana State University (Bloomington). Born in Mansfield, Ohio, he studied at Ashland College, Bryan College, Grace Theological Seminary and University of Iowa, Ph. D., 1963. Dr. Clouse has specialized in early modern European history. He is minister to the First Brethren Church, Clay City, Indiana.

Donald F. Durnbaugh is Professor of Church History at Bethany Theological Seminary. He holds degrees from Manchester College, University of Michigan and University of Pennsylvania, Ph. D., 1960, with specializations in modern European history and church history. Dr. Durnbaugh has published extensively on Brethren history and the believers’ church.

Homer A. Kent, Sr. is a graduate of Ashland College, the Bible Institute of Los Angeles, Xenia Theological Seminary, and Grace Theological Seminary, Th. D. He has been a pastor and a professor at Washington Bible College and Grace Theological Seminary. He is the principal historian in the National Fellowship of Brethren Churches (Grace Brethren).

Marcus Miller is a practicing physician in Covington, Ohio. He completed his undergraduate work at Earlham College and his medical degree at University of Michigan. Dr. Miller is an active layperson among the Old German Baptist Brethren and a historian and writer of the movement.

Roger E. Sappington is Professor of History at Bridgewater College, Virginia. He has researched and written extensively on topics of Brethren historical interest.

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