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Testing Faith and Tradition
By John C. Lapp

Testing Faith and Tradition

A Global Mennonite History

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Testing Faith and Tradition by John C. Lapp

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The Anabaptist movement had its beginning in scattered places throughout Europe during the 16th century. Today these Anabaptist-descended Mennonite churches are declining in membership, but they are not without reinvigorated faith and hope. Frequent wars during the past 480 years strained these Mennonite churches immeasurably, especially when their governments battled each other. This volume recounts those torturous and formative experiences. Seldom have the distinguishing features of the Dutch, the French, the German, the Swiss, the Russian -- and more recently, the U.K. and the Spanish-Mennonite churches been examined. These churches' cultural and historical differences are significantly unique, and they are a key part of the history told in these chapters by European Mennonite historians and church leaders. The Umsiedler, with their sheer numbers and religious vigor, are a current force included in this ongoing story. Testing Faith and Tradition is the second volume in the Global Mennonite History Series.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781561485505
ISBN-10: 1561485500
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 21mm)
Pages: 323
Imprint: Good Books
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John C. Lapp

John A. Lapp was professor of history for many years at Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA. Later in his career, he served as Dean of Goshen (IN) College. He is Executive Secretary Emeritus of Mennonite Central Committee, the global relief and service organization. He is Coordinator and Co-General Editor of the Global Mennonite History Series."

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