Date

1965

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Arts

Department

History

First Adviser

Cary, John H.

Abstract

The Unity of Brethren, Unitas Fratrum, or simply Brethren (Moravians) were a religious body of emigrants from Bohemia and Moravia seeking a new lease on life when they came to America in 1734. This aims to show why the Brethren, historically, have been opposed to war, to trace the development of the Brethren's position on war from the founding of the society in 1457 to 1789 when the church's attitude in America began to change, and to interpret the most significant changes that have taken place in the attitude of the majority groups toward the Brethren.

Comments

Former department name: History and Government

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