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Whatever happened to the Brethren?

A survey of the Open Brethren, conducted in 1998 but published last year, reveals a movement increasingly unsure of its past and much less sure of its future.

Stephen Doggett

A precipice has appeared before them. Those churches, typically the smallest, seeking to maintain the traditions of the last 170 years are rapidly falling off the edge. The larger churches, casting off much of what they once were, have arrested their fall only by grasping hold of the wider evangelical world.