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Whilst turning into Anabaptist seemed in 1987, it used to be the 1st significant learn to include the hot background of a number of beginnings and a various Anabaptism right into a synthesis of meanings for the overdue twentieth century. J. Denny Weaver?’s try was once welcomed and generally acclaimed through students and by means of church leaders alike. during this moment variation, Weaver presents a "masterful therapy of his liked Anabaptist imaginative and prescient, he writes in measured, scholarly, orderly type. With Denny Weaver as your consultant, i'm certain that you'll locate it an outstanding pleasure to stroll in the course of the event known as Anabaptism."?—William H. Willimon within the Foreword

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The classic Bender synthesis, "The Anabaptist Vision," was the culmination of this long era of search for an articulation of our Mennonite faith, in 1944, which found broad resonance and acceptance within the scholarly world, as exemplified by the rich variety of essays, some profound, published in The Recovery of the Anabaptist Vision (1957). Harold S. Bender died in 1962, on the eve of a brand-new, radical/revolutionary era, an era that in retrospect can be likened to Reformation radicalism four centuries earlier.

Then they will counsel together as to the most appropriate way for this to be done without an uproar, etc. 14 In this exchange, Zwingli clearly locates the authority for reform with the city council. Stumpf, on the other hand, as shortly becomes more clear, gave the initiative to the local authorities. The second Zurich disputation marked the linking of the radicals in Zurich with the radicals outside the city. Participating in the disputation were several individuals who for various reasons supported local initiatives.

The fact that these resources were lodged in my office eliminated many trips to the library. Last and most basic, my wife, Mary Lois, and my three daughters, Sonia Katharina, Lisa Denise, and Michelle Therese, contributed much by putting up with me throughout this process. Their confidence compelled me even as the (word) processing was fun to me but merely long to them. May this book be worthy of all these contributors to our common task of becoming Anabaptist. J. DENNY WEAVER BLUFFTON COLLEGE Page 17 1 Introduction Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on October 31, 1517.

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