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Restoring the Household

The Quest of the Grace Brethren Church

Todd Scoles

279 pages
BMH Books
Restoring the Household presents a summary of church history and the theological/political forces leading up to the Alexander Mack baptism in the Eder River of Germany in 1708, which is generally considered the starting-point of the Brethren movement. Scoles also has significant discussion of the Brethren ordinances of trine immersion baptism and threefold communion, and concludes with an insightful look at some of the dynamics surrounding the founding of Grace Theological Seminary and the Grace Brethren movement in the late 1930s. The book is based, in part, on research Scoles did for his D.Min. dissertation at Ashland Theological Seminary.
Author Bio
Todd Scoles (1961-2010) was associate pastor at the Grace Brethren Church of Marysville, Ohio. He held an undergraduate degree in English Literature from The Ohio State University, an M.Div. degree from Grace Theological Seminary, and a D.Min. from Ashland Theological Seminary. Scoles was chairman of the board of the Brethren Missionary Herald Company at the time of his death. He and his wife, Linda, had three children.