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Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Albert Bjorck, 1929-03-07

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Identifier: RG.004.01
Scope and Contents Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Albert Bjorck in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Pendleton finds Bjorck’s letter to Hans Giobel informative; Perhaps Giobel will change his mind in the next several years, and in the meantime, Pendleton will keep the house open for him in Bryn Athyn. In August, Pendleton and his wife will sail from New York and join Mr. and Mrs. Theodor Pitcairn in France on their way to visit the General Church mission in South Africa. Pendleton regrets that Bishop Tilson...
Dates: 1929-03-07

Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Albert Bjorck, 1930-02-26

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Identifier: RG.004.01
Scope and Contents Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Albert Bjorck in Woodgreen, Salisbury, England. Pendleton has received Bjorck’s letters of December 15th and January 14th. Pendleton is interested to hear of Soldanella’s development under Bjorck’s instruction, and Pendleton is happy that she will be able to attend the Assembly in June. Pendleton confirms that Bjorck is the pastor of the circle at Woodgreen. Pendleton informs Bjorck of the situation with the building project in Pittsburg; A fire has...
Dates: 1930-02-26

Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Albert Bjorck, 1930-04-09

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Identifier: RG.004.01
Scope and Contents Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Albert Bjorck in Woodgreen, Salisbury, Spain. Pendleton is sorry he was not able to offer Bjorck $500 towards Assembly traveling expenses sooner, before Bjorck had made up his mind not come. Pendleton hopes he will reconsider; They have made room in the program for Bjorck to preach on the evening of the Assembly Sunday. Pendleton had thought that Soldanella would be traveling to the Assembly with the Baeckstroms, and now he hopes that she will also...
Dates: 1930-04-09

Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Albert Bjorck, 1930-04-28

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Identifier: RG.004.01
Scope and Contents Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Albert Bjorck in Woodgreen, Salisbury, England. Pendleton has received Bjorck’s letter of April 9th; Pendleton wishes Bjorck a speedy recovery from his illness and hopes that he will be able to attend the Bryn Athyn Assembly with Soldanella. In response to Bjorck’s letter about the Hague development, Pendleton states his view on the nature of the Writings: The Writings are a Divine revelation, containing all the spiritual senses of all the heavens,...
Dates: 1930-04-28

Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Albert Bjorck, 1930-06-24

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Identifier: RG.004.01
Scope and Contents Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Albert Bjorck in Woodgreen, Salisbury, England. The Bryn Athyn Assembly has just ended. Pendleton reports that a variety of views were expressed in the papers read, and while the Church remains unified, he believes that there are “indications on the horizon that we may be approaching a period of temptations.” Pendleton then discusses the Hague position at length. In a discussion with Theodore Pitcairn, Pitcairn admitted to Pendleton that the...
Dates: 1930-06-24

Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Albert Bjorck, 1930-12-31

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Identifier: RG.004.01
Scope and Contents Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Albert Bjorck in Woodgreen, Salisbury, England. Pendleton has received Bjorck’s letter of December 10th and agrees with Bjorck’s assessment of Mr. (Ernst) Pfeiffer’s ideas. Pendleton is wary of individuals in the Church, claiming to have become celestial in the process of their regeneration, being set up as inerrant teachers. Pendleton is worried that Pfeiffer’s ideas border on celestialism; He writes, “I cannot otherwise interpret his insistence on...
Dates: 1930-12-31

Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Albert Bjorck, 1932-02-10

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Identifier: RG.004.01
Scope and Contents Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Albert Bjorck in Woodgreen, Salisbury, England. Pendleton has received Bjorck’s reports and letter of Dec. 31st. The Mid-year meetings have just ended. The Ministers’ Meetings where devoted to the subject of the state of the Church and the responsibility of priests when marrying those of different religions. Pendleton raised the question because he feels that the minister has a very definite responsibility in that situation, and he sensed a growing...
Dates: 1932-02-10

Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Albert Bjorck, 1933-10-19

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Identifier: RG.004.01
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...
Dates: 1933-10-19

Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Albert Bjorck, 1934-01-08

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Identifier: RG.004.01
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Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Albert Bjorck in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Pendleton has received Bjorck’s letter of Dec. 20th. Pendleton writes that it will be a pleasure to see Bjorck in Bryn Athyn for the Ministers’ Council Meetings. According to the custom of the Council, those who wish to read a paper may notify the secretary, and then the Council calls on certain papers to be read at the meeting. Pendleton will make sure Bjorck’s paper is recorded with the secretary.

Dates: 1934-01-08

Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Albert Bjorck, 1936-02-20

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Identifier: RG.004.01
Scope and Contents Handwritten letter in pencil from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Albert Bjorck. Pendleton has received the copy of Bjorck’s letter to Bishop DeCharms that Bjorck forwarded to him. Pendleton considers the letter an open attack upon the General Church, which indicates Bjorck’s separation from the Church. If this was not his intention, Pendleton asks that he recall all the copies of the letter he sent out. Pendleton writes, “The question between us now is not a difference of doctrinal interpretation,...
Dates: 1936-02-20