Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective

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Publisher: Herald Press (VA)
ISBN: 9780836190434
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Adopted by the General Conference Mennonite Church and the Mennonite Church at Wichita, Kansas, July 1995. The 24 articles and summary statement were accepted by both groups as their statement of faith for teaching and nurture in the life of the church.

Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective

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Publisher: Herald Press (VA)
ISBN: 9780836190434
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Adopted by the General Conference Mennonite Church and the Mennonite Church at Wichita, Kansas, July 1995. The 24 articles and summary statement were accepted by both groups as their statement of faith for teaching and nurture in the life of the church.

Mennonite Confession of Faith

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Publisher: Herald Press (VA)
ISBN: 9780836113143
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In 1921 Mennonite General Conference adopted a statement on the Fundamentals of the Christian Faith consisting of eighteen articles. But in recent years there has been some conviction that is is imperative to draw up a new confession of faith, not to repudiate any earlier confession, but to restate the doctrinal position of the church in terms relevant to today's issues, and especially to incorporate the insights of the various doctrinal pronouncements of Mennonite General Conference.

What Mennonites Believe

Author: John Christian Wenger
Publisher: Herald Press (VA)
ISBN: 9780836118339
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Mennonites are and what they stand for. He goes on to explore beliefs held in common by Christians of all denominations and highlights those stressed by Mennonites. Included is an explanation of how the 16th-century Radical Reformation group, the Anabaptists, are the spiritual ancestors of Mennonites and how what the Anabaptists taught and the persecution they experienced affects Mennonite beliefs today. Recommended for Mennonites as a helpful aid to explaining their beliefs and for those curious about the beliefs and lifestyle of simplicity, biblical pacifism, strong sense of community, and service orientation of Mennonites.

The Bloody Theater Or Martyrs Mirror

Author: Thieleman J. van Braght
Publisher: Herald Press (VA)
ISBN: 9780836192308
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Thieleman J. van Braght's record of Christian faith and endurance from the first century to the Anabaptist persecutions in the 16th by a Dutch Mennonite to strengthen the faith of his fellow believers and translated into German in 1748 at the time of the French and Indian War for the same reason. Translated into English in 1886.

Chosen Nation

Author: Benjamin W. Goossen
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400885191
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During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the global Mennonite church developed an uneasy relationship with Germany. Despite the religion's origins in the Swiss and Dutch Reformation, as well as its longstanding pacifism, tens of thousands of members embraced militarist German nationalism. Chosen Nation is a sweeping history of this encounter and the debates it sparked among parliaments, dictatorships, and congregations across Eurasia and the Americas. Offering a multifaceted perspective on nationalism's emergence in Europe and around the world, Benjamin Goossen demonstrates how Mennonites' nationalization reflected and reshaped their faith convictions. While some church leaders modified German identity along Mennonite lines, others appropriated nationalism wholesale, advocating a specifically Mennonite version of nationhood. Examining sources from Poland to Paraguay, Goossen shows how patriotic loyalties rose and fell with religious affiliation. Individuals might claim to be German at one moment but Mennonite the next. Some external parties encouraged separatism, as when the Weimar Republic helped establish an autonomous "Mennonite State" in Latin America. Still others treated Mennonites as quintessentially German; under Hitler's Third Reich, entire colonies benefited from racial warfare and genocide in Nazi-occupied Ukraine. Whether choosing Germany as a national homeland or identifying as a chosen people, called and elected by God, Mennonites committed to collective action in ways that were intricate, fluid, and always surprising. The first book to place Christianity and diaspora at the heart of nationality studies, Chosen Nation illuminates the rising religious nationalism of our own age.

Stories

Author: John D. Roth
Publisher: Herald Press (VA)
ISBN: 9780836193381
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John D. Roth's straightforward, accessible narrative invigorates this contemporary introduction to the Mennonite story. Whether readers are new to the Mennonite community or just yearning for a fresh telling of Anabaptist origins, Stories: How Mennonites Came to Be will serve as a compact digest of the church's history for generations to come. An online study guide is available for this title. 252 Pages.

Growth in Agreement III

Author: Jeffrey Gros
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802862292
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This volume contains the official dialogue results and common statements issued between 1998 and 2005 by an astonishingly wide range of Christian churches and communions. Reflected here are the solid advances made by well-established dialogue partners, as well as explorations in dialogue by churches new to the dialogue process at world level. Also included is the ecclesiology text adopted by WCC member churches at their assembly in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Mennonites in Dialogue

Author: Fernando Enns
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498203647
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Ecumenical dialogue is not an end in itself. It serves as an indispensable instrument to overcome the divisive, mutual misinterpretations of the past. Ecumenical encounters pave the way toward healing painful memories and lead to a deeper understanding of the church's given unity, thus becoming a more credible witness of that truth. Mennonites in Dialogue is a collection of all conversation texts involving Mennonites on international and national levels, covering forty years of encounters with Roman Catholics, Lutherans, Reformed, Baptists, and Seventh-Day Adventists, among others. The texts illustrate growth in agreement as well as identify the remaining convictions that still divide. Several texts appear here for the first time in English. An introductory essay provides an overview of the motivations for dialogue, the challenges faced--both in the processes of dialogue and in their substance--as these conversations evolved, the achievements gained, and the prospects for the future. A detailed index enables a more effective comparison of the topics and issues throughout the collection. Mennonites in Dialogue is an indispensable resource for anyone seeking to understand the process of identity formation within the Christian tradition through encounter with the other, as well as a rich introduction to the theology of that global peace church--the Mennonites.