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Reflections of a Lutheran Churchman

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This edition was published in by Kindred Productions in Winnipeg, MB, Canada, . Hillsboro, KS, USA.

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205 pages

The 1860 split between the Mennonite Church and the Mennonite Brethren was probably the most divisive in the Russian Mennonite story. Each group had a different version of what happened. The Brethren viewed the established church as decadent, while it in turn saw the new movement as a threat to the prevailing order. It was not long before each group generated a stereotype of the other. Later compilations of relevant documents did little to alter the prevailing mindsets.

In the early 1860s a Lutheran magistrate, Alexander K. Brune, was appointed by the Ministry of the Interior to investigate the schism. The inquiry lasted several years. Brune interviewed people on both sides and tried to portray the conflict in an objective manner. His reports to the Ministry, together with the accompanying letters, provide an outside perspective on the schism. The documents translated in this book provide a graphic insight into the Russian Mennonite religious world of the 1860s.

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The 1860 split between the Mennonite Church and the Mennonite Brethren was probably the most divisive in the Russian Mennonite story. Each group had a different version of what happened. The Brethren viewed the established church as decadent, while it in turn saw the new movement as a threat to the prevailing order. It was not long before each group generated a stereotype of the other. Later compilations of relevant documents did little to alter the prevailing mindsets.

In the early 1860s a Lutheran magistrate, Alexander K. Brune, was appointed by the Ministry of the Interior to investigate the schism. The inquiry lasted several years. Brune interviewed people on both sides and tried to portray the conflict in an objective manner. His reports to the Ministry, together with the accompanying letters, provide an outside perspective on the schism. The documents translated in this book provide a graphic insight into the Russian Mennonite religious world of the 1860s.

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The Story of the Early Mennonite Brethren, 1860-1869

Reflections of a Lutheran Churchman

This edition was published in by Kindred Productions in Winnipeg, MB, Canada, . Hillsboro, KS, USA.


Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Key Terms viii
Map - Mennonite Colonies in Ukraine - Russia ix
Introduction 1
I. Preliminary Correspondence (Fund 821, Inventory 5, Case 976) 9
II. Report of the State Investigator for the Evangelical Lutheran General Consistory, Alexander K. Brune, 21 September 1864 (Part I, Section 1, Case 976) 17
III. Report of the State Investigator for the Evangelical Lutheran General Consistory, Alexander K. Brune, received 5 October 1864 (Part I, Section 2, Case 976) 42
A. Enclosures 49
B. Supplemental Correspondence (Case 976) 51
C. Responses from the various Mennonite congregations with regard to depriving the sectarians of their colonist status (Case 976) 53
IV. Report of the State Investigator for the Evangelical Lutheran General Consistory, Alexander K. Brune, received 19 October 1864 (Part II, Case 976) 57
A. Enclosures 68
B. Supplemental Correspondence (Case 976) 75
V. Report of the State Investigator for the Evangelical Lutheran General Consistory, Alexander K. Brune, received 30 October 1864 (Part III, Section 1, Case 976) 77
A. Enclosures 88
VI. Report of the State Investigator for the Evangelical Lutheran General Consistory, Alexander K. Brune, received 29 October 1864 (Part III, Section 2, Case 976, Case 975) 89
VII. Report of the State Investigator for the Evangelical Lutheran General Consistory, Alexander K. Brune (Part IV, Section 1, Fund 821, Inventory 5, Case 976) 113
A. Enclosure 117
B. Supplemental Records 128
C. Correspondence relating to the dissidents among the Mennonites and the Neu- and Alt-Danzig Lutheran Colonies (Case 975) 137
D. Supplemental Correspondence (Case 975) 144
E. Correspondence relating to the petition of Joseph Edinger (Case 975) 146
F. Alexander Brune's condensed report, 14 August 1865 (Case 975) 148
G. Correspondence relating to Mennonite and Lutheran dissidents (Case 975) 151
H. Correspondence relating to the exile of Jacob Reimer (Case 975) 175
Endnotes 186

Edition Notes

Series
Perspectives on Mennonite Life and Thought, No. 15
Copyright Date
2002

Classifications

Library of Congress
BX8119.R8 S76 2002

Contributors

Translator
Olga Levoushkina
Translator
Lenka Maksymets
Translator
Svitlana Solovyova
Translator
Alvin Harms

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL8354833M
Internet Archive
TheStoryOfTheEarlyMennoniteBrethrenOcrOpt
ISBN 10
0921788738
ISBN 13
9780921788737
LC Control Number
2002416249
OCLC/WorldCat
48076202
Goodreads
3124538

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