Mennonite Religion

  • (chiefly in the US and Canada) A member of a Protestant sect originating in Friesland in the 16th century, emphasizing adult baptism and rejecting church organization, military service, and public office
  • The Mennonites are a group of Christian Anabaptist denominations named after the Frisian Menno Simons (1496–1561), who, through his writings, articulated and thereby formalized the teachings of earlier Swiss founders.
  • a member of an Anabaptist movement in Holland noted for its simplicity of life
  • a group of denominations in the anabaptist movement in the Christian church; a member of such a denomination
  • Details of belief as taught or discussed
  • an institution to express belief in a divine power; "he was raised in the Baptist religion"; "a member of his own faith contradicted him"
  • (religious) concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church; "religious texts"; "a member of a religious order"; "lords temporal and spiritual"; "spiritual leaders"; "spiritual songs"
  • The belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, esp. a personal God or gods
  • A particular system of faith and worship
  • a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
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Beliefs: Mennonite Faith and Practice
Beliefs: Mennonite Faith and Practice
Ask any person randomly on the sidewalk what they know about the Mennonites and chances are their answer will include Mormons, black clothes and buggies, or general confusion. This short, engaging book gives a brief account of what Mennonites believe. From the beginnings of the Anabaptist (or Mennonite) movement in the 16th-century, to biblical interpretation, baptism, understandings of the church, ethics, and the complex question of denominationalism, John D. Roth provides a solid framework for on-going conversations about faithful discipleship in the Mennonite church today.

We had to create tension in our form and structure project. My background is Mennonite, and all my life I have not really understood what that meant. All my friends are from well-known descents, that don't need to be described, for example: British, Irish, German, Spanish, Dutch, etc. But no one really knows what Mennonite is. And neither did I. Not well enough to explain it, and really I still don't. So this is my tree, depicting my feelings towards my heritage. I used encyclopedias, cutting out words from the section describing Mennonites, as well as other not well known religions/backgrounds, and hung them precariously from the branches. The base of the tree is pages from well-known religions.
Mennonite Chorus Union Square Station NYC 5 21 11
Mennonite Chorus  Union Square Station NYC 5 21 11
Mennonite Chorus Union Square Station NYC 5_21_11
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An Introduction to Russian Mennonites: A story of flights and resettlements-- to homelands in the Ukraine, the Chaco, the North American Midwest, Germany and beyond.

Mennonites in Russia? Kroeker tells the story of these Russian Mennonites with vibrancy, giving both the overview and the important details of these people.

Mennonites in Russia? Invited by Catherine the Great to farm the Russian steppes -- in exchange for exemption from military service -- Mennonite emigrants from Polish Prussia and The Netherlands made their home in Russia. Some remain today; many more eventually left for North and South Americas and Europe. Nearly all retain memories and stories from that place -- unbelievable prosperity for some; unspeakable terror for many; church tensions; struggles between the landed and the landless; exquisite clockmaking, storytelling, musicmaking, and food.

Himself a Russian Mennonite, Kroeker heads into the history, but also the later movement of these people to the U.S. and Canada. Are they at all distinctive today? What has drawn some to the cities and professions, and others to the rural prairies? What about those in Europe, and those still in the former Soviet Union? Kroeker tells it all with vibrancy -- the overview and the memorable details. Includes dozens of historic and contemporary photographs.