Brotherhood (Dutch, broederschap). The concept of the church as a brotherhood, a central idea in Anabaptism, is discussed under Church. See also Mutual Aid. In the mid-20th century many American Mennonite congregations organized men's brotherhoods.
See also Bruderschaft.
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