Pilgrim Church Paperback – 1 Jan 2002
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About the Author
Edmund Hamer Broadbent (1861-1945) was a Christian missionary and author. John Bjorlie wrote that he was a "tidy-looking English gentleman with a bookish side who discovered ways of slipping into and out of countries that others just assumed were 'closed doors.' He was not a big man, and his pleasant, easygoing manner would not have conjured in your mind the picture of the fearless missionary."Born in Lancashire, England, Broadbent operated under the auspices of the Plymouth Brethren movement. His book, The Pilgrim Church, first published in 1931. The Pilgrim Church is an alternative history of the church, unrecorded by secular history. It covers the history of many small churches throughout the ages that have attempted to follow the New Testament church pattern, the success of those that followed the pattern laid out by the apostles and the consequences to the churches that fell away from the pattern. He looks broadly at many groups such as the Paulicians, the Bogomils, the Nestorians, the Waldensians, the Anabaptists, the Hutterites, the Methodists, the Russian Mennonites and the Mennonite Brethren. He classified early primitive churches to Anabaptist, and to Moravian Brethren were historical Brethren Movement. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
Not jsut an exposure of persecution from pagan, but also from Catholic and reformed Protestant corners against those you do not conform to the accepted norm.
Nicely divided into chronologiocal blocks and geographic areas enables the book to be used as a reference for dipping in and out of, as well as a gripping read from start to finish.
Writen over 70years ago, so some of the writing style not particularly contempory.
Many who follow this idea of a Pilgrim Church use as their base text a book written by E.H. Broadbent. Broadbent was an Evangelical Christian of the Plymouth Brethren persuasion. Dave Hunt wrote the forward to the new edition of Broadbent's "classic", a man I once admired as a stern defender of the "faith once delivered" and who also has historical ties with this group. There are also other books such as The Trail of Blood written by J.M. Carroll, which purport to tell the tale of the baptists from the time of John the Baptist down to his own day (1930's). That book has sold over 2,000,000 copies so far and is still in print.The Trail of Blood. Another, less well known work is the 17th century Martyrs Mirror: The Story of Seventeen Centuries of Christian Martyrdom From the Time of Christ to A.D. 1660. A huge tome which tries to present a case for Anabaptist (the Baptists only and real forebears) successionism. In reality this idea differs little from modern Baptist successionism, and may actually have inspired it. There have been a couple of books published which tackle Baptist Succesionism head on, and so in a very real way tackle the very thesis of this book also. Baptist Successionism Baptist successionism;: A critical view.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A classic book I owned in the 70's, now back in my libraryPublished 4 months ago by Messianic student
An uplifting record of real Christianity against the dark background of the history of Christendom.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer