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Radicals and Reformers

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Radicals and Reformers

by Troy Osborne and David R. Swartz

With Bibles and baptism, a movement was born. 

From renegade gatherings of Christian believers in the 1500s to a global communion of more than 2.1 million members, the Anabaptist-Mennonite movement has been marked by faithfulness and failure, continuity and conflict, radicalism and reformation. In this engaging history, Radicals and Reformers traces the origins and development of the Anabaptist and Mennonite movements from their beginnings in Europe through their spread across the globe.  

In this new authoritative introduction to Anabaptist history, historian Troy Osborne reflects on the ways that Anabaptists have defined their identity in new settings and in response to new theological, intellectual, geographic, and political contexts. Drawing from current scholarship and a range of written and visual sources, this book provides an overview of how Mennonites from Zurich to Zimbabwe have adapted to or resisted the world around them. 

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Foreword
Introduction

  1. “Good and Right Order”: Late Medieval Christendom
  2. Repentance and Reform: Radicals in Swiss Lands
  3. South German Anabaptists: Mysticism and Community of Goods
  4. Apocalypticism in the North: Melchior, Münster, and the Mennonites
  5. The Earth Is the Lord’s: Seeking the Peace of the City
  6. Renewal and Revitalization: Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Anabaptists
  7. Movement and Modernity: The Nineteenth Century
  8. To the Ends of the Earth: Anabaptist Missions
  9. Age of Cataclysm: 1914–45
  10. A Transformational Era: 1945–present
  11. Continuity and Change: Anabaptists in Africa
  12. Conversion and Adaptation: Anabaptists in Asia
  13. Migration and Mission: Anabaptists in Latin American
  14. Renewed Identities and New Realities in the West
  15. Faith in Changing Times: Evangelism, Anabaptism, and the Old Orders in the Twentieth Century

Conclusion: Ties That Bind a Global Movement
Notes
Bibliography
The Author
 

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