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Christian Gospel and Earthen Vessels: Mennonite Brethren Missions in Japan

The Early Years

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This edition was published in by Japan Mennonite Brethren Conference in Fresno, California.

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268 pages

Christian Gospel and Earthen Vessels: Mennonite Brethren Missions in Japan: The Early Years was prepared for translation and publication in Japanese as part of the 70th Anniversary of the Japan Mennonite Brethren (MB) Conference. Part One provides a brief overview of the history of Christian mission efforts. Part Two presents summaries of some of the major developments in the early years of the MB mission in Japan: the joint MCC/MB Osaka Service Center; adoption of mission strategies; the ministry of Rev. Kyoichi Kitano; the beginning and end of the cooperative Osaka Biblical Seminary; and two administrative reviews. A review of the author’s life is appended. The Japanese version is under the title, Mennonite Brethren Mission History in Japan: hokubei MB ni yoru nihon senkyou—sono rekishi to hyouka. Robert Enns, Ph.D., and Robert Lee, Ph.D., are listed as authors.

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Mennonite Brethren Missions in Japan: The Early Years

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Christian Gospel and Earthen Vessels: Mennonite Brethren Missions in Japan: The Early Years was prepared for translation and publication in Japanese as part of the 70th Anniversary of the Japan Mennonite Brethren (MB) Conference. Part One provides a brief overview of the history of Christian mission efforts. Part Two presents summaries of some of the major developments in the early years of the MB mission in Japan: the joint MCC/MB Osaka Service Center; adoption of mission strategies; the ministry of Rev. Kyoichi Kitano; the beginning and end of the cooperative Osaka Biblical Seminary; and two administrative reviews. A review of the author’s life is appended. The Japanese version is under the title, Mennonite Brethren Mission History in Japan: hokubei MB ni yoru nihon senkyou—sono rekishi to hyouka. Robert Enns, Ph.D., and Robert Lee, Ph.D., are listed as authors.

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The Early Years

This edition was published in by Japan Mennonite Brethren Conference in Fresno, California.


Table of Contents

PREFACE 3
INTRODUCTION 8
PART ONE: MENNONITE BRETHREN MISSIONS: HISTORICAL BACKGROUNDS
1. THE LONG STORY OF CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY ACTIVITIES 11
2. ANABAPTISTS AND MENNONITES: ORIGINS AND EARLY MISSION ACTIVITIES 20
3. THE SOCIAL CONTEXTS OF THE MENNONITE BRETHREN 26
4. THE MENNONITE BRETHREN IN NORTH AMERICA 31
5. RELIGIOUS IDENTITY OF THE MENNONITE BRETHREN 37
6. MENNONITE BRETHREN MISSIONS 56
IN SUMMARY 95
PART TWO: THE STORY OF MENNONITE BRETHREN MISSIONS IN JAPAN
INTRODUCTION: SETTING THE PARAMETERS 98
7. IN THE NAME OF CHRIST: THE HOLISTIC MINISTRIES OF HENRY G. AND LYDIA THIELMAN AND THE MENNONITE CENTRAL COMMITTEE IN OSAKA 100
8. GETTING STARTED: THE FIRST MENNONITE BRETHREN MISSIONARIES AND THEIR EARLY DECISIONS 120
9. WORKING TOGETHER: THE CONTRIBUTIONS AND THE FRUSTRATIONS OF REV. KYOU’ICHI KITANO 134
10. BELIEVING TOGETHER: SOURCES OF THE JMBC CONFESSION OF FAITH 161
11. COMING TOGETHER AND COMING APART: THE BIRTH AND THE DEMISE OF THE OSAKA BIBLICAL SEMINARY 166
12. TAKING MEASURE: MENNONITE BRETHREN MISSION ADMINISTRATIVE VISITS, REPORTS AND EVALUATIONS 200
MAKING SENSE OF IT ALL: CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS 224
ATTACHMENTS
1. FROM THE MARGINS: EXPERIENCES AND PERSPECTIVES OF THE AUTHOR 235
2. MB MISSION AND JMBC PHOTOS 259
REFERENCES 263

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2020

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Robert Enns

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Paperback
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266
Number of pages
268
Dimensions
11 x 8.5 x 0.65 inches

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Internet Archive
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