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American Rescue Workers.

This branch of the Salvation* Army originated 1882, when Thomas E. Moore, who had come to Am. to superintend the work here, withdrew because of differences with W. Booth in regard to financial administration and began indep. work. The movement was inc. 1884; an amended charter was granted 1885 under the name “Salvation Army of [in?] America.” In 1889 another split led to reunion of some with the parent body; the others continued to follow Moore, who formed an organization 1896 that came in 1913 to be called American Rescue Workers. In gen. doctrine and polity this body is very similar to the Salv. Army except that it is a ch. with the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper, rather than an evangelistic or philanthropic organization. But it does gen. philanthropic work.


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