Through Fire and Water: An Overview of Mennonite History

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First published in 1996, Through Fire and Water has proved to be a great resource for Mennonite high school history classes and for people who want to know more about the origins, history, and beliefs of the Anabaptist/Mennonite church. This revised edition takes note of changes since that time in the U.S. and Canadian Mennonite church scene, including the cultural, racial and ethnic diversity in the U.S. and Canadian Mennonite churches, and also discusses recent developments in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

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Steven M. Nolt is professor history at Goshen College in Indiana. He is the author or coauthor of eight other books, including Mennonites, Amish and the American Civil War (2007) and A History of the Amish (2003). He is also a coauthor of the forthcoming North America volume in the Global Mennonite History Project.

Harry Loewen was the first chair in Mennonite studies at the University of Winnipeg in Manitoba. He is the author or editor of 12 other books. Harry was also the founding editor of the Journal of Mennonite Studies.
A member of the Mennonite Brethren Church, Harry grew up in Soviet Ukraine and escaped in the aftermath of World War II. You can read part of his story in chapter 43 of his book No Permanent City (Herald Press, 1993). In chapter 13 of this book, he is the six-year-old boy whose father was arrested and killed by the Soviets.

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This marvelous book traces the history and teaching of the Mennonite church from its roots in New Testament Christianity through the emergence of Anabaptism in the 16th century and the settlement of Mennonites in North America to the contemporary work of Mennonites around the world. In accessible prose, the authors recount the struggles and successes of Mennonites to establish their religious traditions in an often inhospitable world and provide a balanced and humorous overview of Mennonite history.
--Publishers Weekly

This is a useful volume not only for Mennonites but also for those seeking a better understanding of the roots of the historic peace churches.
--Booklist

An accessible and engaging read for those who know little about Mennonites, and also for those who think they are familiar with this complex story of faith, culture, and action.
--Marlene Epp, Conrad Grebel University College

Captivating personal stories, set alongside an honest portrayal of the Mennonite journey.
--Doug Heidebrecht, Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies



An accessible and engaging read for those who know little about Mennonites, and also for those who think they are familiar with this complex story of faith, culture, and action. --Marlene Epp, Conrad Grebel University College

Captivating personal stories, set alongside an honest portrayal of the Mennonite journey. --Doug Heidebrecht, Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies

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