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This book is the English translation of P.M. Friesen's authoritative history of the Mennonite Brethren Church in Russia, Alt-Evangelische Mennonitische Bruederschaft in Russland (1789–1910) im Rahmen der mennonitischen Gesamtgeschichte (Halbstadt: Raduga, 1911). The Historical Commission of the US and Canadian Conferences of Mennonite Brethren Churches commissioned the translation. J.B. Toews, Abraham Friesen, Peter J. Klassen, and Harry Loewen were charged with the task of translating and editing the manuscript, which was published in 1978. The scanned version is the 1980 revised edition.

In 1886, P.M. Friesen was commissioned to chronicle the first 25 years of the Mennonite Brethren Church. The project grew during the 25 years that Friesen worked at it such that it became something much bigger, the history of the Mennonite Brethren within the context of the larger Mennonite Fellowship in Russia to 1910.

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1978, Board of Christian Literature General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches
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The Mennonite brotherhood in Russia, 1789-1910
1978, Board of Christian Literature, General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, Distributed by Mennonite Brethren Pub. House
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Table of Contents

Preface. Page iii
Foreword. Page v
Acknowledgements. Page ix
Glossary. Page xii
Author's Preface. Page xxvii
Part A: The Origins of the Mennonite Movement. Page 1 1. The Formation of the Old Evangelical Brotherhood known as Anabaptists or Mennonites. Page 1 2. Menno Simons. Page 3 3. Persecutions of the Old Evangelical-Anabaptists Before, At and After the Time of Menno Simons. Page 19 Part B: The Dutch-Prussian Anabaptist or Mennonite Brotherhood. Page 29 4. The Anabaptists (Doopsgezinde) in Holland. Page 29 5. The Mennonite Congregations in Prussia. Page 41 6. Customs and Character of the Mennonites as Seen by People of Other Faiths. Page 74 Part C: The Mennonite Brotherhood of Dutch-Prussian Origin in Russia 1789–1860. Page 87 7. The Emigration of Prussian Mennonites to Russia. Page 87 8. Settling in Russia. Page 91 9. Unrest and Reform Efforts in the Molotschna Churches. Page 92 10. Documentary Supplement to the History of the Settlement and Development of the Mennonite Brotherhood in South Russia to 1860. Page 109 Part D: The Establishment and Development of the United Christian Anabaptist Mennonite Brethren Church (M.B. Church) of 1860 in the Midst of the South Russian Mennonite Brotherhood of Dutch-Prussian Origin. Page 201 11. Introduction. Page 201 12. Pastor Wuest, the Great Revivalist, an Instrument of the Revival of the Molotschna Mennonites and a Promoter of the Brotherhood Movement. Page 205 13. Alliance and Communion Fellowship Prior to the Organization of the M.B. Church. Page 227 14. The Founding of the Independent M.B. Church of 1860. Page 230 15. The Struggle of the M.B. Church to Attain the Rights and Status of a Legal and Independent Mennonite Church. Page 233 16. The First Election of Ministers by the M.B. Church. Page 242 17. Further Difficulties and Final Victory of the M.B. Church as a Legal Mennonite Congregation in the Midst of the South Russian Mennonite Brotherhood. Page 244 18. The "Free and Exuberant Movement" in the Organized M.B. Church and its Final Conquest. Page 262 19. The Beginnings of the Mennonite Brethren Church in the Chortitza District known as the "Einlage Mennonite Brethren Church". Page 280 20. The Introduction of Baptism by Immersion in the Mennonite Brethren Church and the Founding of the "Einlage" Congregation. Page 284 21. Severe Hardships of the Young Einlage M.B. Church in Relation to the Total Mennonite Brotherhood of the Chortitza District. Page 312 22. The Excesses of the Molotschna "Enthusiasts" Also Force Their Way into the Einlage M.B. Church--Its Suppression--the Kuban Settlement Discredited. Old Danzig. Page 325 23. Continued Attempts by Local Councils to Portray the Members of the Einlage M.B. Church as Political and Criminal Lawbreakers. Page 327 24. The Internal Organization and Growth of the Einlage M.B. Church to 1864. Page 339 25. Documentary Supplements to the History of the South Russian Mennonite Brotherhood and Specifically of the M.B. Church to 1866. Page 341 25(2). Retrospect and Prospect: A Question Regarding the Direction Taken by the M.B. Church with Respect to the Reforms and Decisions of 1865 and the Further Development in the Lord "Toward Believers". Page 453 26. The Development of the Mennonite Brethren Church of the Chortitza District, from 1866 to 1872: That is, from Heinrich Neufeld's Departure to the First General Conference of the Mennonite Brethren Church. Page 459 27. The M.B. Church in the Molotschna and the Kuban from 1865/66 to 1872/73: From the "June Reform" to the First General Conference. Page 467 28. First Annual Meeting of the Conference of the United Christian Anabaptist Mennonite Brethren Church in Russia on May 14–16, 1872. Page 475 29. The Mennonite Brethren Churches in Russia from 1872/73 to 1885: That is, until the 25th Anniversary. Page 476 30. The Activity of the M.B. General Conference as a Body 1872–1885. Page 514 31. A Short History of the M.B. Church in Russia from 1885–1910 During the Second Quarter Century of its Existence. Page 523 Part E: Military Service and the Attitude of the Russian Mennonites Toward the State and the People of Russia. Emigration to America. Page 575 32. Preamble: Is the "Nonresistant" Mennonite Unpatriotic?. Page 575 33. Military Service and the Emigration of Russian Mennonites to America. Page 586 Part F: Issues Concerning Matters of Faith in the Mennonite Brotherhood of Russia at the Present Time (1905–1910). Page 627 34. New Apprehensions With Regard to Matters of Faith. Page 627 35. Steps Taken for the Preservation of Maximally Unrestricted Intra-Church Independence of the Religious Community. Page 629 Part G: Foreign Missions of the Mennonites of Russia. Page 659 36. The Mission of the Older Mennonite Church. Page 659 37. Foreign Missions of the Mennonite Brethren Church of Russia. Page 674 Part H: Intellectual and Cultural Accomplishments of the Mennonites in Russia. Page 689 38. The Educational System. Page 689 39. Welfare Matters. Page 809 40. Publications: Books and Periodicals. Page 831 Part J: Geographic Expansion and Economic Cultural Development of the Mennonites of Russia from 1860 to 1910. Page 843 41. Geographic Expansion and Acquisition of Land. Page 843 42. Trade and Industry--Properties. Page 866 Part K: Summary Presentation of the Ecclesiastical and Spiritual Course of Development of the Older Mennonite Churches in Russia from 1860 to 1910. Page 885 43. Statistical and Personal Data of the Clergy. Page 885 44. The Spiritual Character of the Churches and Clergy. Page 928 Part L: Conclusion. Page 975 45. Conclusion. Page 975 Footnotes. Page 984 Subject Index. Page 1043 Name Index. Page 1060

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
1978
Translation Of
Alt-Evangelische Mennonitische Bruederschaft in Russland (1789–1910) im Rahmen der mennonitischen Gesamtgeschichte (1911)
Translated From
German

Contributors

Translator
J.B. Toews
Translator
Abraham Friesen
Translator
Peter J. Klassen
Translator
Harry Loewen

The Physical Object

Format
hardcover
Pagination
xxxiii, 1065p.
Number of pages
1065
Dimensions
9.5 x 6.5 x 2.75 inches
Weight
265 grams

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25652059M
Internet Archive
TheMennoniteBrotherhoodInRussia17891910
LCCN
78052664
OCLC/WorldCat
3996275

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