Mennonite Quarterly Review

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

Articles from Vol. 74, No. 3, July

Anabaptist Separation and Arguments against the Sword in the Schleitheim Brotherly Union
Abstract: Recent historical interpretations of Anabaptism have focused both on the diversity of views concerning the sword and on commitments held in common among early Anabaptist groups. An alternative interpretive framework, shaped by the rhetorical...
Konrad Grebel: Kritiker Des Frommen Scheins, 1498-1526. eine Biographische Skizze
Konrad Grebel: Kritiker des frommen Scheins, 1498-1526. Eine biographische Skizze. By Hans-Jurgen Goertz. Bolanden: Mennonitischer Geschichtsverein; Hamburg: Kumpers Verlag. 1998. Pp. 167. Hans-Jurgen Goertz offers a compelling biographical sketch...
Latin American Anabaptist-Mennonites: A Profile
The history of the Anabaptist-Mennonite church in Latin America is relatively recent. (1) The first permanent Mennonite presence on the South American continent can be traced to the arrival of several missionaries sent by the Mennonite Board of Missions...
Missionary Christology: John Howard Yoder and the Creeds
Abstract: The late John Howard Yoder was a pivotal figure in believers' church conversations concerning the relevance of the creeds for contemporary theological reflection. Critics of the creeds appeal to Yoder for support, while defenders of the creeds...
Research Note: Preliminary Evidence on European Mennonites and the Slave Trade
In researching the general history of the Hamburg-Altona Mennonite congregation, I discovered that members of a prominent Mennonite family may have been involved in the slave trade during the Napoleonic era. The evidence is not conclusive, but it is...
The Quest for a Mennonite Seminary in Russia, 1883-1926: Signs of a Changing Mennonite World
Abstract: This essay analyzes developments in the training of pastors among the Mennonites in Russia during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The issue of leadership selection and leadership training was a major concern and evoked...
"United Progressive Mennonites": Bluffton College and Anabaptist Higher Education, 1913-1945
Abstract: In contrast to the more established narratives of Mennonite higher education as represented by schools like Goshen and Bethel Colleges, the story of Bluffton College in Ohio is less well-known. As one of the first accounts rooted primarily...
Vondel, Sudermann and Kliewer: Stretching the Invisible Canon of Mennonite Dramatic Writing
Abstract: This essay argues that Joost van den Vondel (1587-1679), Hermann Sudermann (1857-1928) and Warren Kliewer (1931-1998) should all be considered as Mennonite playwrights because each was influenced by a Mennonite cultural background and tradition....
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