By Brian Froese
Books approximately Mennonites have founded totally on the East Coast and the Midwest, the place the vast majority of Mennonite groups within the usa can be found. yet those narratives forget the original background of the multitude of Mennonites residing at the West Coast. In California Mennonites, Brian Froese is dependent upon archival church documents to envision the Mennonite adventure within the Golden country, from the nineteenth-century migrants who got here looking for sunshine and fertile soil to the typically agrarian group that struggled with problems with urbanization, race, gender, schooling, and hard work within the 20th century to the evangelically orientated, partly assimilated Mennonites of today.
Froese areas Mennonite studies opposed to a backdrop of significant old occasions, together with global conflict II and Vietnam, and social matters, from exertions disputes to the evolution of psychological wellbeing and fitness care. California Mennonites comprise those who include quite a number ideologies: many are traditionally rooted within the sixteenth-century Reformation beliefs of the early Anabaptists (pacifism, congregationalism, discipleship); a few embody twentieth-century American evangelicalism (missions, Billy Graham); and others are devoted to a kind of social justice that includes forging sensible ties to secular executive courses whereas protecting a quiet connection to faith.
Through their studies of non secular variety, altering demographics, and struggle, California Mennonites have wrestled with complex questions of what it capability to be American, Mennonite, and sleek. This book—the first of its kind—will attract historians and non secular reviews students alike.
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California Mennonites (Young Center Books in Anabaptist and Pietist Studies) by Brian Froese