The life of the Evangelical United Brethren Church (EUB) was short-less than 22 years-yet this relatively small German-American denomination had a significant impact on Protestant Christianity. It developed a leading role in ecumenical movements in the United States, it succeeded in presenting programs that have been presented to the highest level of United Methodism-the General Conference-and it has made important contributions to scholarship in church history by preserving and making available to researchers an outstanding collection of materials. The essays gathered together in this book were taken from papers presented at a conference commemorating the 50th anniversary of the joining of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ and the Evangelical Church to create the EUB denomination. The papers emphasize the development of the merged church, its theology, its concept of ministry, the history of the denomination in Europe, and the mission programs of the denomination. The Making of an American Church: Essays Commemorating the Jubilee Year of the Evangelical United Brethren Church is a unique collection of papers by EUB scholars and general church officers that combines scholarly rigor with an involvement in the events they discuss.
Robert L. Frey spent forty years in higher education, taught history for 24 years, and served as an academic dean and vice president for 16 years. He is the author of three books and numerous articles on church history and education.
Part 1 Editor's Foreword Part 2 Introduction Part 3 Chapter 1 The Center for the Evangelical United Brethren Heritage Part 4 Chapter 2 The Spiritual Vitality of the Evangelical United Brethren Heritage Part 5 Chapter 3 The Road to Johnstown Part 6 Chapter 4 The Evangelical United Brethren Understanding of Ministry Part 7 Chapter 5 I Was There Part 8 Chapter 6 The 1962 Evangelical United Brethren Confession of Faith Part 9 Chapter 7 Evangelical United Brethren Women and Missions Part 10 Chapter 8 The Evangelical United Brethren in Europe: Historical Developments to 1946 Part 11 Chapter 9 From Union to Union (1946-1968) Part 12 Chapter 10 The Evangelical Association-Germany 1945-1961 Part 13 Chapter 11 Ecumenism and the Evangelical United Brethren Church Part 14 Chapter 12 EUB Piety and Hymnody Part 15 Chapter 13 The Evangelical United Brethren Celebration, November 1996 Part 16 Appendix Chapter 17 Ecumenism: Past, Present and Future Chapter 18 A Time to Remember; A Time to Forget Part 19 Index Part 20 About the Contributors and the Editor