Who We Are
Who We Are
The Institute for the Study of Christian Origins was established in Tübingen, Germany in the early 1960s. Its purpose is to encourage and promote research in the early church and to apply that research to the church today. The Institute is sponsored by the European Evangelistic Society (EES) and works in cooperation with the Protestant Faculty of the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen.
The Institute is registered in Germany as a non-profit organization/association; as such, it is able to accept tax-deductible donations.
The Institute Board
Dr. Beth Langstaff (Chair) -- Dr. Tony Twist, Indianapolis (Deputy Chair) -- Birgit Hallmann (Treasurer & Secretary) -- Katharina Penner -- Peter Penner --Richard Justice -- David Wright
The EES Board
Tony Twist (President) -- Aaron Wymer (Vice-President) -- Bruce Shields (Chair) -- Bill Thompson (Treasurer)+ 2017 -- Pat Bonner -- Wye Huxford -- Loren Stuckenbruck -- Ottie Mearl Stuckenbruck -- David Wright -- Dennis Lindsay (Secretary)
The Institute is sponsored by the European Evangelistic Society (EES). EES is a ministry of a group of churches known historically as the Stone-Campbell Movement (or Restoration Movement) which originated in the USA in the early 19th century. These churches today are called the Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ), Christian Churches and Churches of Christ.*
* For further information:
- Douglas A. Foster et al, eds., Encyclopedia of the Stone-Campbell Movement (Wm B. Eerdmans, 2004)
- D. Newell Williams et al, eds., The Stone-Campbell Movement: A Global History (Chalice, 2013)