Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)/Albright Brethren

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(Known as the EVANGELICAL ASSOCIATION).

"A body of American Christians chiefly of German descent", founded, in 1800, by the Rev. Jacob Albright, a native of Pennsylvania (1759-1808). The association is Arminian in doctrine and theology; in its form of church government, Methodist Episcopal. It numbers 148,506 members, not including children, with 1,864 ministers and 2,043 churches, in the United States, Canada, and Germany.

GESS, Der Methodismus und die evang. Kirche Wurtenberg (Ludwigsburg, 1876); HUNDHAUSEN in Kirchenlex., I, 453.

FRANCIS W. GREY