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Bridging Troubled Waters: Mennonite Brethren at Mid-Twentieth Century 1 edition

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The Mennonites, like many smaller immigrant religious groups, initially lived on the margins of North American society. The twentieth century brought them into the economic and cultural mainstream. That adaptation is the subject of the eleven essays and autobiographies of Bridging Troubled Waters.

The essays are written by notable Mennonite scholars -- John H. Redekop, Ted Regehr, Katie Funk Wiebe, and others. The autobiographies by David Ewert, Waldo Hiebert, and J.B. Toews sparkle with insight into the transitions they and their people navigated during these momentous decades (1940-1960).

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Bridging Troubled Waters
Mennonite Brethren at Mid-Twentieth Century
edited by Paul Toews

Published 1995 by Kindred Productions in Winnipeg, MB Canada, Hillsboro, KS USA .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ii
Introduction Paul Toews iii
Part 1: Church and State Issues 1
1. War, Peace, and Nonresistance at Mid-Century Abe J. Dueck 3
2. Decades of Transition: North American Mennonites in Politics John H. Redekop 19
Part 2: Theological Autobiography David Ewert 87
Part 3: Economic Developments 95
3. The Economic Transformation of Canadian Mennonite Brethren Ted Regehr 97
4. Economic Developments among the United States Mennonite Brethren Calvin Redekop 117
Part 4: Theological Autobiography Waldo Hiebert 139
Part 5. Church and Women 147
5. She Hath Done What She Could: The Development of the Women's Missionary Service in the Mennonite Brethren Churches of the United States Valerie G. Rempel 149
6. Canadian Mennonite Women's Societies: More Than Meets the Eye Gloria Neufeld Redekop 165
7. Rempel, Redekop, and Reflections about Women's Organizations among the Brethren, 1940-1960 Katie Funk Wiebe 175
Part 6: Theological Autobiography J.B. Toews 183
Part 7: Church and Cultural Transitions 191
8. Ecclesiological Developments, 1940-1960 Richard Kyle 193
9. Urbanization of California Mennonites Kevin Enns-Rempel 213
10. From "Getting the Words Out" to "Enjoying the Music": Musical Transitions among Canadian Mennonite Brethren Doreen Klassen 227
11. The German-English Language Transition in Canada Gerry C. Ediger 247
Endnotes 261
Contributors 295

Edition Notes

Perspectives on Mennonite Life and Thought, No. 9
Copyright Date

The Physical Object

xvi, 296p.
Number of pages
8.5 x 5.25 x 0.75 inches


  • Contributor
    Abe J. Dueck
  • Contributor
    John H. Redekop
  • Contributor
    David Ewert
  • Contributor
    Ted Regehr
  • Contributor
    Calvin Redekop
  • Contributor
    Waldo Hiebert
  • Contributor
    Valerie G. Rempel
  • Contributor
    Gloria Neufeld Redekop
  • Contributor
    Katie Funk Wiebe
  • Contributor
    Richard Kyle
  • Contributor
    Kevin Enns-Rempel
  • Contributor
    Doreen Klassen
  • Contributor
    Gerry C. Ediger
  • Contributor
    Paul Toews

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