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Pioneer Publisher: The Life and Times of J.F. Harms 1 edition

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This book is a biography of pioneer publisher John F. Harms (1855-1945). Through his story one gets a good view of the first 75 years or so of the development of the Mennonite Brethren (MB) Church in North America. Harms was in the vanguard of movements such as missions, education, evangelism, relief work, and church ministry in the MB church, a denomination that established itself on this side of the Atlantic in the 1870s. But Harms is remembered best for his work in MB publications. He was a member of the committee that launched the Zionsbote newspaper and served as its first editor and publisher for more than twenty years. The biographer is himself an MB newspaper editor and distant relative of the pioneer publisher.

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Pioneer Publisher
The Life and Times of J.F. Harms
by Orlando Harms

Published 1984 by Kindred Press in Winnipeg, Man., Canada, Hillsboro, Kan., U.S.A .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Acknowledgements ix
Introduction xi
Part One: Beginnings in Russia
1. Background and Preparation 3
2. Teaching, Marriage, Death 17
Part Two: Vocation in the United States
3. Evolvement of an Editor 25
4. Establishing a Conference Publishing House 41
Part Three: New Challenges in Canada
5. Itinerant Ministry to Russians and Germans 51
6. Homesteader, Minister, and Educator 63
Part Four: Final Challenges in Kansas
7. Continuing to Serve 75
8. Approaching the End 93
Notes 108
Bibliography 113

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Dewey Decimal Class
070.5/092/4, B
Library of Congress
Z473.H276 H37 1984

The Physical Object

xiv, 116p.
Number of pages
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches

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