(Bruderrat), designation for the leadership bodies of the Confessing Church (Bekennende Kirche) at all levels. At first prevalent in especially the (pietistic) community movement (Gemeinschaftsbewegung), after 1933 it emanated from the emphasis on collegiality and from the ideal of a new kind of “collegial” leadership in opposition to the Führer-principle.
Council of Brethren(797 words)
Cite this pageHauschild, Wolf-Dieter, “Council of Brethren”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_02437>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013
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