Danish Lutheran Church, schism, division, immigrants, Grand View College
Early in 1894 the Danish Lutheran Church in America was divided by a schism . At that time the Synod lost a substantial number of pastors and congregations while some other congregations, and even families, were divided by the split in the Church. That traumatic event did have one beneficial side effect, however. The conventions for the Church became much more peaceable and, for the next few years, the Church was unified and could work with undivided attention to perform the tasks at hand.
"Principles and Polemics A Chapter in the History of Grand View College,"
The Bridge: Vol. 1:
4, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/thebridge/vol1/iss4/7