Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Albert Bjorck, 1933-10-19
Scope and Contents
Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Albert Bjorck in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Pendleton has received Bjorck’s most recent letter, pamphlet, and Assembly address. In his letter, Bjorck has stated his feeling that those who oppose the Hague doctrines seem to wish to stamp them out, even if that means a loss of intellectual freedom within the Church. Pendleton points out that doctrinal differences have come up in the past and been discussed without such dire consequences. Pendleton then refutes Bjorck’s statement that, in a letter to Bjorck of three years ago, Pendleton had written that he had no intention of removing Pfeiffer from the Hague Society because he believed there should be intellectual freedom within the Church. Pendleton quotes his letter to Bjorck from 1930: “I am entirely unwilling to prognosticate the unknown future, and equally unwilling to go any further than the present status demands.” Pendleton stands by this statement and writes that he does not wish to burn any bridges before he comes to them.
From the Collection: 368.00 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
Part of the Academy of the New Church Archives Repository
PO Box 740
Bryn Athyn PA 19009 USA