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A History of the True Church

Traced From 33 A.D. to Date


Andrew N. Dugger and Clarence O. Dodd

1936. Second Ed., Tebet (January) 1968. Third Ed., Jerusalem, Israel, Sivan (June) 1972

Reprinted in 1996 by:

Giving & Sharing, PO Box 100, Neck City, MO 64849

Edited by Richard C. Nickels with Horst Obermeit


Editor's Note on Reprint Edition

  We thank the following individuals for typing support in reproducing this edition: Carol Billigmeier, Curtis Garner, Kerry and Rachel Roberts, Mr. & Mrs. Michael Williams.

The original publication of this book, copyrighted in 1936, stated that the book was published by A.N. Dugger and C.O. Dodd for The Bible Advocate, Salem, W. Va. We have used the original title, A History of the True Church, rather than the title later modified by A.N. Dugger, A History of the True Religion. Dugger apparantly changed the word "Church" to "Religion," in deference to his later "Hebrew Name" beliefs. Except for the references to the Hebrew names in this preface, and a slightly different ending, the original 1936 edition and Dugger's later editions in the 1960s and 1970s were the same.

The view of Church history shared by most of the Sabbath-keeping Church of God today, was founded on this book. We hope that the republication of this classic book will create renewed interest in the history of the Sabbath-keeping Church of God, and that we will learn from its lessons.

-- Richard C. Nickels
3316 Alberta Drive
Gillette, Wyoming 82718 USA

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