Mennonite Quarterly Review

The Mennonite Quarterly Review is a journal devoted to Anabaptist-Mennonite history, thought, life and affairs.

Articles from Vol. 83, No. 2, April

Forgiveness and (Non) Violence: The Atonement Connections
Abstract: Responses to recent tragedies have shed a national spotlight on forgiveness. In psychology forgiveness means to let go of justifiable anger against an offender and to offer the offender an unmerited gift. Using material from Robert...
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In This Issue
The history of the North American Mennonite Church in the twentieth century is frequently seen through the lens of its dominant institutions. In virtually every area of church life--missions, education, relief and service, mutual aid--new structures...
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"Liquidating" Mennonite Kulaks (1929-1930)
"LIQUIDATING" MENNONITE KULAKS (1929-1930) For Rempel and his associates in Khortitsa, the flight to Moscow could not have come at a worse time. At a meeting of the Central Committee plenum in November 1929, Stalin announced that the country had...
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Pilgram Marpeck's Sacramental Theology: Based on His Confession of 1532
Abstract: In 1532, Pilgram Marpeck presented a defense of his beliefs before the city council at Strassburg. His "Confession" addressed primarily three points: the separation of the covenants (old and new), infant baptism and the place of Christians...
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Sending Mixed Messages to Congress: Mennonite Involvement in Proposed National Health Care Reform, 1992-1994
Abstract: In the early 1990s, comprehensive health care reform dominated the national political agenda in the United States. When Mennonites became actively involved in this endeavor, however, they struggled to present a unified and clear message...
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Separating the Sheep from the Goats: The Role of Mennonites and Non-Mennonites in the Dekulakization of Khortitsa, Ukraine (1928-1930)
Abstract: This essay examines the key events and personalities in the collectivization and dekulakization of the Mennonite colony of Khortitsa in southern Ukraine between 1928 and 1930. It sheds light on Mennonite efforts to find accommodation...
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