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This edition was published in by Board of Christian Literature General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches in Fresno, CA.

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1065 pages

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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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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Table of Contents

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

Contributors

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

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OL25652059M
Internet Archive
TheMennoniteBrotherhoodInRussia17891910
LC Control Number
78-52664
OCLC/WorldCat
3996275

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