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Peace, Faith, Nation

Mennonites and Amish in Nineteenth-Century America
  • By Theron R. Schlabach
'Peace, Faith, Nation' tells the story of Mennonite and Amish life in nineteenth-century America -- stories of families, of churches, of communities. It tells of work and play, of moving and settling, of struggling with citizenship, of various means (including the Old Order ways) of church renewal. It is a Mennonite history but also an American history. At its heart it tells of response to the nationalist, individualistic, aggressive, and progressive spirit of America. Most Mennonites were quiet, peace-oriented, communal, and humility-minded. Yet the American spirit beckoned -- especially as it often came through Protestant revivalism and promised religious renewal. Theron F. Schlabach has done work in both Mennonite and American history. A longtime professor at Goshen College, Schlabach is also the editor, along with Richard T. Hughes, of 'Proclaim Peace: Christian Pacifism from Unexpected Quarters' and the author of 'Gospel versus Gospel: Mission and the Mennonite Church, 1863-1944'.

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9781556351976
    • Manufacturer: Wipf & Stock Publ
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9781556351976
    • Publication Date: 02/01/2007
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Theron R. Schlabach
    • Page Count: 415
    • Width: 5.76 inches
    • Height: 0.90 inches
    • Length: 8.55 inches
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