The Society’s journal, Brethren in Christ History and Life, is published three times a year in April, August and December. The journal contains scholarly articles, biographies of both well-known and lesser known individuals, congregational histories, papers presented at various church-related events, and reviews of books related to Brethren in Christ theology and practice.
Members of the Historical Society receive print editions of the journal and will also have access to full online editions beginning mid-to-late August 2015. Non-members can view the table of contents, and read the editorial and one featured article from each edition. PDF files only of back issues from August 2012 to December 2014 are available to members here.
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Brethren In Christ
History & Life
VOL.39 · NO.3 · December 2016
Thirty years ago, I wrote an article for the journal on the potential for Brethren in Christ fiction in which I reviewed a Mennonite novel and advocated for fiction to be written with a Brethren in Christ setting. At the…read more
Janice Holt Giles (1905-1979) has more to say about the Brethren in Christ than any other novelist or popular writer; in fact, she stands alone. Her 25 books, written from 1950 to 1975, sold four million copies in her lifetime,…read more
We are now ready to examine what Giles actually writes about the Brethren in Christ. Almost all of this is found in two early novels—The Enduring Hills (1950) and Tara’s Healing (1951)—and in her first memoir, 40 Acres and No…read more
Having looked at all of Giles’s writings that include anything at all about the Brethren in Christ, we will now examine how well these books were received and what publicity their reception provided the church. We will touch on Giles’s…read more
The Enduring Hills (Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1950) Editions: 2nd ed. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1971), a reprint with a new foreword added before the original; reprint of 2nd ed. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1988). Synopsis: Hod Pierce longs for…read more
Introduction In August 2016, the Zambian Brethren in Christ Church celebrated the one hundredth anniversary of Sikalongo Mission. There is No Difference included a brief history of the mission in 1950, but little else has been written since. This history…read more