Mennonitism


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system of beliefs and practices including belief in scriptural authority

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used secrecy to guard the reputation of the seminary, and, even more tellingly, guarded Yoder's embodied Mennonitism, a faith tradition that they saw him as representing ably and admirably to the broader world.
It is well to ask, however, whether the groups themselves define their Mennonitism in this way.
He is correct historically and theologically that the difference in ecclesiology is what separates Mennonitism from the Magisterial and Catholic Reformations.
Serendipity or providence took me, a German Lutheran, to the center of American Mennonitism.
The three congregations featured in this article belonged to the more liberal wing of Mennonitism, the General Conference Mennonite Church.
28) Yoder seemed most concerned about Mennonite colleges, which, as "the cultural peak of American Mennonitism," seemed designed to preserve Mennonite identity in the wake of receding cultural differences with the outside world.
Of course, Mennonitism, like all religious communities, is itself a culture.
Facing graduation and the draft, he considers three alternatives: returning home to work for his family with a farming deferment; embracing the overtly pious, evangelical, self-righteous Mennonitism of Marvin Kauffman and entering 1-W alternate service; or following the urging of Arthur Nyce, his liberal Franconia roommate, and choosing Pax service in Europe.
Bender" ignored or declared out of bounds some of the sixteenth-century phenomena which were less sober and less biblical than Horsch's and Bender's own vision for North American Mennonitism.
Mennonitism represented an appealing counterculture for some African-Americans in the late Jim Crow era, although the doctrine of nonconformity often limited the reach of Mennonite social witness.
During the 1950s, the Conservative Amish Mennonite Conference began a period of progressive changes, moving away from an Amish Mennonite identity and toward evangelical Mennonitism, which they signaled by dropping "Amish" from the denomination name.
Along with a host of other service and relief programs, Mennonite Central Committee helped to cultivate habits of volunteerism among Mennonites that have made service a defining characteristic of twentieth-century Mennonitism.
Under Smyth the Bakehouse assumed a role--unique in Dutch Mennonitism but typical in other early English Separatist communities--of a combined residence and place of worship, a situation that continued for nearly thirty years.
To be fair, Schlabach also has himself urged caution about the overall usefulness of Friedmann's research to define the dynamics of the nineteenth century and has questioned whether Pietism was really so fundamentally at odds with Mennonitism.
In Foulke's view, "Despite the strong presence of Catholic, Methodist, and other churches in the area, the public and often contrary nature of Mennonite ideology makes Mennonitism visible locally in ways not observed in other faiths.