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Chosen Nation: Mennonites and Germany in a Global Era

Benjamin W. Goossen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691174280
eISBN:
9781400885190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174280.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

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 ... More


Revolutionary America

Peter Brock (ed.)

in Liberty and Conscience: A Documentary History of Conscientious Objectors in America through the Civil War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151220
eISBN:
9780199870424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151224.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Seven documents are presented, with an introductory text, illustrating the treatment of conscientious objectors in America after the outbreak of the War of the Revolution in 1775. Various peace sects ... More


Civil War America

Peter Brock (ed.)

in Liberty and Conscience: A Documentary History of Conscientious Objectors in America through the Civil War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151220
eISBN:
9780199870424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151224.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Thirteen documents are presented, with an introductory text, illustrating the experiences of conscientious objectors in America in the Civil War. This war presented many pacifists, especially in the ... More


“Love Your Enemies”: Anabaptists and the Peace Tradition

David W. Kling

in The Bible in History: How the Texts Have Shaped the Times

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195130089
eISBN:
9780199835393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130081.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter focuses on the emergence of the Anabaptist peace tradition in the sixteenth century and its various expressions extending into the present. It considers the importance of the person of ... More


The Philadelphia Mennonite Fellowship

David Harrington Watt

in Bible-Carrying Christians: Conservative Protestants and Social Power

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195068344
eISBN:
9780199834822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195068343.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Philadelphia Mennonite Fellowship, a congregation that deeply valued the traditions of the Anabaptists, was located in a section of West Philadelphia that was not at all prosperous. Many of the ... More


True Religion

Susan James

in Spinoza on Philosophy, Religion, and Politics: The Theologico-Political Treatise

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698127
eISBN:
9780191740558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698127.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Spinoza now sets out to explicate the religious doctrine taught by Scripture and to reinforce his claim that it does not threaten the division between theology and philosophy or challenge the freedom ... More


Unity in a Multiconfessional Society

Benjamin J. Kaplan

in Calvinists and Libertines: Confession and Community in Utrecht 1578-1620

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202837
eISBN:
9780191675546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202837.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter takes a step back and examines the place of the Reformed church and of other churches within Utrecht's complex social environment. After all, like other Dutch cities, Utrecht was ... More


Lovie: The Story of a Southern Midwife and an Unlikely Friendship

Lisa Yarger

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630052
eISBN:
9781469630076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630052.001.0001
Subject:
History, Family History

From 1950 until 2001, nurse-midwife Lovie Beard Shelton worked in eastern North Carolina homes, delivering some 4,000 babies to black, white, Mennonite, and hippie women, to those too poor to afford ... More


Becoming German: The Geography of Collectivism

Benjamin W. Goossen

in Chosen Nation: Mennonites and Germany in a Global Era

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691174280
eISBN:
9781400885190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174280.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter illustrates how German nationalist Mennonites, such as Hinrich van der Smissen, portrayed the growing association between their religion and their nationality as natural and almost ... More


Forging History: Anabaptism and the Kulturkampf

Benjamin W. Goossen

in Chosen Nation: Mennonites and Germany in a Global Era

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691174280
eISBN:
9781400885190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174280.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores how the Kulturkampf pushed Mennonite leaders to articulate their relationship to German nationalism. Emerging from the formation of the German Empire, including the abolition of ... More


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