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The City Mission in Winnipeg 1 edition

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It was in the mid 1960s that the Mennonite Brethren Church of Canada maneuvered its way through the final stages of the transition from the German to the English language. As early as World War II the transition had already begun, as was evident in the resignation of Dr. Abraham H. Unruh from the Bible College presidency (1946) because of his concern that the College should have a president with greater fluency in English.

By now that transition is history. The younger generation attend­ ing our high schools, Bible schools, Bible colleges and universities has only scant acquaintance with the German language. The effect of this transition on the study of Mennonite and Mennonite Brethren history is that now many of the rich resources of the past are inaccessible. Students find it difficult to do serious research work on Mennonite themes unless they have an adequate understanding of the German language.

Over the past few years, the Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies has received numerous inquiries by students for documentation on the early development and growth of the city church in Winnipeg as well as of the short-lived but very important organization of "Girls' Homes" in Winnipeg.

Information about both of these organizations is available in the German language. It is for this reason that the Centre decided to take some steps toward remedying the situation by translating a book that dis­ cusses both organizations and which in many ways constitutes one of the most important resources available.

~Ken Reddig and Abe J. Dueck (from the Introduction)

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The City Mission in Winnipeg

Published 1991 by Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies in Winnipeg, Manitoba .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Translation
Chapter 1: Mission among the Germans 1
Chapter 2: Mission to the Newcomer Mennonites 25
Chapter 3: Mission to the Young Girls 43
Chapter 4: Tabea Verein (Dorcas Fellowship) 75
Chapter 5: Mission Work Among Other Nationalities 105

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Translation Of
Die Stadtmission in Winnipeg
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8.5 x 5.25 x 0.25 inches


  • Translator
    Ida Toews

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