Theron F. Schlabach taught history at Goshen (Indiana) College from 1965 to 1998. He holds a masters and PhD in U.S. social history from the University of Wisconsin, where he attended as a Danforth Fellow. He was editor of the Studies in Anabaptist and Mennonite History Series and The Mennonite Experience in America Series, and he served as interim editor of The Mennonite Quarterly Review. From 1995 to 1997 he was Senior Fellow of the Young Center for the Study of Anabaptist and Pietist Groups, at Elizabethtown (Pennsylvania) College. His previous books include: Gospel Versus Gospel: Mission and the Mennonite Church, 1863-1944 and Peace, Faith, Nation: Mennonites and Amish in Nineteenth-Century America.