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A History of the Mennonite Brethren Church

Pilgrims and Pioneers

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This book portrays the story of the Mennonite Brethren: their Anabaptist roots and backgrounds, beginnings and expansion in Russia. Following immigration to the U.S.A. and Canada, new congregations were organized here. Various institutions and aspects of conference life are outlined and analyzed. Finally, the missionary outreach is summarized. Portraits, maps and tables illustrate the text.

Each chapter blends the general with the particular, the abstract with the concrete. The author, John A. Toews, is aware of the political, social and cultural forces that have influenced the life and witness of the church. He has maintained a balance between historical objectivity and personal conviction.

The Board of Christian Literature of the U.S. and Canadian Conferences of Mennonite Brethren Churches was commissioned to oversee the writing of this history, which was published in 1975. The scanned version is the 2nd printing, released in 1982.

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1975-01-01, Board of Christian Literature, General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches
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A History of the Mennonite Brethren Church: Pilgrims and Pioneers
1975, Board of Christian Literature, General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches
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Table of Contents

Introduction. Page vii
Preface. Page xi
Glossary. Page xiv
List of Illustrations. Page xvi
List of Tables. Page xvii
List of Maps. Page xvii
Credits. Page xviii
Part 1: Mennonite Brethren: European Background and Development. Page 1 1. Spiritual Heirs of the Early Anabaptists. Page 3 2. From Believers Church to Parish Church. Page 13 3. Renewal and Reorientation. Page 26 4. Through Storm and Stress. Page 38 5. Faith and Ferment. Page 51 6. Consolidation and Expansion. Page 69 7. Era of Prosperity and Progress (1885-1914). Page 86 8. In the Shadow of Death. Page 106 9. The Powers of Death Have Not Prevailed. Page 124 Part 2: The Mennonite Brethren Church in North America. Page 129 10. Mennonite Brethren Come to the United States. Page 129 11. Mennonite Brethren Come to Canada. Page 152 12. The Krimmer Mennonite Brethren Come to North America. Page 176 13. Organization for United Action. Page 194 14. Teaching Them to Observe: Christian Education in the Local Church. Page 216 15. Singing the New Song. Page 239 16. Training for Life and Service: Institutional Education in the Mennonite Brethren Church. Page 254 17. Publishing for the Brotherhood. Page 283 18. Serving with Various Gifts: The Ministry of the Church. Page 302 19. Facing Cultural Change. Page 323 20. Giving to Caesar: Perspectives and Problems in Church-State Relations. Page 342 21. Understanding Biblical Revolution: Developments and Distinctives in Mennonite Brethren Theology. Page 361 22. Cooperating with Other Groups: Inter-Church Relations. Page 380 23. Mennonite Brethren Around the World. Page 400 Footnotes. Page 439 Appendixes. Page 469 Bibliography. Page 484 Index. Page 491

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
1975

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
289.7/3
Library of Congress
BX8129.B7 T63

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
xxi, 513 p.
Number of pages
513
Dimensions
9 x 6 x 1 inches

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL5066367M
Internet Archive
AHistoryOfTheMennoniteBrethrenChurch
LCCN
74033718
OCLC/WorldCat
1527338
Library Thing
3322153

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