- (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
- 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"
religion - Beliefs: Mennonite
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
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
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Mennonite Chorus Union Square Station NYC
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.
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.