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1937 General Church Schism

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Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:

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, 1930-07-19

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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 was pleased with Bjorck’s letter of July 3rd. Pendleton has always seen the Writings as a rational revelation which can be accessed by a direct approach. The term ‘rational’ includes the spiritual and celestial, as these are the degrees of the natural mind. Pendleton thinks that much of what Pfeiffer says is true, but that the conclusions of his ideas lead to grave consequences for the Church....
Dates: 1930-07-19

Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Albert Bjorck, 1930-08-26

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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. Note: Typed by Stella Campbell. Pendleton was pleased to receive Bjorck’s last letter and hear that the British Assembly was successful. Pendleton is especially gratified by the stance Bjorck has taken towards the Hague dogmas. While Pendleton agrees that most of the ideas advanced by those advocating for the Hague doctrines are true, he thinks that there is an underlying assumption which should be...
Dates: 1930-08-26

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, 1931-03-21

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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 with enclosures of Feb. 19th, but he has been sick for two weeks with the grippe and has been unable to answer. Pendleton will respond to Bjorck’s letter more fully in the future, but for now, he encloses a letter which he as written to Mr. (Ernst) Pfeiffer so that Bjorck may keep informed with the developments of the Hague controversy. Names mentioned: Mrs....
Dates: 1931-03-21

Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Albert Bjorck, 1931-07-17

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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 acknowledges Bjorck’s letter of June 6th. In response he writes, “The suggestion that we in Bryn Athyn may be inspired by jealousy in our attitude toward Mr. Pfeiffer’s views is, or course, gratuitous.” Their view is rather that derivative doctrines must be tested purely upon the teachings of the Writings, and that it is improper to reflect on a man’s spiritual state when examining his...
Dates: 1931-07-17

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, 1934-02-28

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Identifier: RG.004.01
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Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Albert Bjorck, c/o Mr. E. Morel Leonard, Bryn Athyn, PA. Pendleton is sorry that a spirit of acrimony has arisen in the discussion of Mr. Pfeiffer’s views. Pendleton thinks that Bjorck will understand that Mr. Caldwell has limited space (in the Life?) and must be severe in restricting communications. Pendleton asks if Bjorck would like the copies of the letters between himself (Bjorck) and Mr. Caldwell returned.

Dates: 1934-02-28