Hidden Histories in the United Church of Christ | Volume 1 (Zikmund, ed.)

Hidden Histories in the United Church of Christ | Volume 1 (Zikmund, ed.)

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The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a denomination that reflects the pluralistic story of American Protestantism. Created in 1957, the UCC has brought together ecclesiastical bodies rooted in English Puritanism, American frontier revivalism, and German religious history. In this book, the contributors attempt to move beyond the four main streams of the UCC - the UCC "historical orthodoxy."

This collection of essays expands knowledge about the diversity of the UCC, and connects the UCC with many significant developments in American religious and ethnic history. It explores such areas as: Native American Protestantism, black Christian churches, a schism in the German Reformed Church, Armenian congregationalism's missionary beginnings, German congregationalism, blacks and the American Missionary Association, Deaconess ministries, the Schwenkfelders, the Calvin Synod (Hungarian), women's work and women's boards, and Japanese-American congregationalists.

Contributors include: Clifford Alika, Percel O. Alston, John Butosi, William G. Chrystal, Clara Merritt DeBoer, Sally A. Dries, Serge F. Hummon, Martha B. Kriebel, Miya Okawara, Ruth W. Rasche, John C. Shetler, Vahan H. Tootikian, and Barbara Brown Zikmund.


Barbara Brown Zikmund, retired, was President of Hartford Seminary and Dean of the Faculty and Associate Professor of Church History at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. She was also Assistant Professor and Director of Studies at Chicago Theological Seminary. Zikmund is a member of the UCC Historical Council.

United Church Press
ISBN 978-0-8298-0704-7

Purchase 6 of the following 16 polity titles and receive a 30% discount by entering the code "UCC Polity Bundle" at checkout.

  • Confessing Our Faith: An Interpretation of the Statement of Faith of the United Church of Christ (Shinn)
  • Covenant: A Study for the United Church of Christ (Fisler-Hoffman)
  • The Evangelical Catechism: A New Translation for the 21st Century (Trost)
  • The Evolution of a UCC Style: Essays in the History, Ecclesiology, and Culture of the United Church of Christ (Walker)
  • The Heidelberg Catechism: A New Translation for the 21st Century (Barrett)
  • Hidden Histories in the United Church of Christ: Volume 1 (Zikmund, ed.)
  • Hidden Histories in the United Church of Christ: Volume 2 (Zikmund, ed.)
  • History and Program: Revised and Updated (Post/Dipko)
  • A History of the Evangelical and Reformed Church (Zuck, ed.)
  • New Ecclesiology and Polity: The United Church of Christ (Steckel)
  • The Shaping of American Congregationalism: 1620-1957 (von Rohr)
  • The Shaping of the United Church of Christ: An Essay in the History of American Christianity (Gunnemann)
  • That We May All (Finally!) Be One: Covenant, Hospitality, and the Expanding Identity in the United Church of Christ (Gast)
  • Theology and Identity: Traditions, Movements, and Polity in the United Church of Christ (Johnson and Hambrick-Stowe, eds.)
  • United and Uniting: The Meaning of an Ecclesial Journey, United Church of Christ 1957-1987 (Gunnemann)
  • The Unofficial Handbook of the United Church of Christ (Caldwell and Preston)