Through Fire and Water : An Overview of Mennonite History

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/11/2010
  • Publisher: Herald Pr

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Through Fire and Water presents the Mennonite faith story within the sweep of church history. This engaging text uses stories of men and women, peasants and pastors, heroes and rascals, to trace the radical Reformation from sixteenth-century Europe to today's global Anabaptist family. Written in an accessible and nonacademic style, this revised edition updates the story and incorporates new historical research and discoveries. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Introduction: Ghosts and Echoesp. 11
The Christian Heritage
The Apostles Build the Churchp. 23
The Church Gains Power and Wealthp. 37
Reformers Shake the Churchp. 53
How do you know when your church is faithful?p. 69
Anabaptism Emerges in Sixteenth-Century Europe
The Swiss Brethren Break with Zwinglip. 73
Anabaptism Develops in Hollandp. 91
Radical Reform Comes in South Germany and Moraviap. 107
Is your life a witness to the spirit, water, and blood?p. 124
From Anabaptist to Mennonite
Searching for Peace and Prosperity, 1600-1800p. 129
The North American Mennonite and Brethren in Christ Story
Finding a Home in North America, 1683-1860p. 147
Mission and Peace, 1860-1960p. 161
Faithful Witness in a Diverse World, 1960 to Todayp. 179
What does it mean for you to be a peacemaker?p. 195
The Russian Mennonite Story
Building a Mennonite Commonwealth, 1789-1850p. 201
Conflict and Renewal, 1800-1917p. 217
War, Terror, and Sustaining Faith, 1917-1990p. 233
Where does your loyalty lie?p. 250
Anabaptism Grows Around the World
Anabaptist Witness in Asiap. 255
Mennonites and Brethren in Christ in Africap. 273
Anabaptist Visions in Latin Americap. 289
Do you see many members forming one body in Christ?p. 306
Epilogue: Taking Part in God's Dramap. 309
Christianity Spreads into Europep. 43
Central Europep. 87
Selected Cities and Towns with Mennonite Churches in the United States, Canada, and Northern Mexicop. 182
Russian Mennonite Migrationsp. 206
Mennonites and Brethren in Christ in Asia and Pacificp. 257
Mennonites and Brethren in Christ in Africap. 275
Mennonites and Brethren in Christ in South Americap. 291
Mennonites and Brethren in Christ in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbeanp. 292
Notesp. 313
Photo Creditsp. 321
Indexp. 323
For Further Readingp. 333
The Authorsp. 335
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