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By J. Denny Weaver

During this pioneering paintings, J. Denny Weaver analyzes overdue nineteenth century Mennonite and Amish suggestion on atonement, a subject matter of outrage for all Christians. He keeps that those Anabaptists did have a theology, displayed within the lived religion and of their writings, however it was once threatened via the delight thought of atonement. "Thoroughly documented. . . . an exceptional old history for carrying on with analysis."--C. Norman Kraus, within the Foreword.

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By looking at the same doctrinal question in a variety of settings, I intend to learn to what extent there isor is nota common Anabaptist theological tradition underlying the varying church groupings. All individuals selected for this study were active in the latter half of the nineteenth century. I have called that half century the eve of modernity. My goal is to survey representative Mennonite and Amish theological outlooks before they encountered the full brunt of the modernizing and Americanizing influences of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

H. Wedel's corpus, it became fully evident only in the theological formulations of later generations. To exhibit this culmination, chapter 6 introduces the outlook of John S. Coffman (18481899) and Daniel Kauffman (18651944) as an epilogue. More than any other single individual, Coffman made revivalism palatable to the Mennonite Church. Although he was a contemporary of several of the eight central figures of this study, Coffman's mature theological outlook was shaped much more by the modernizing impulses that confronted Mennonites at the turn of the century than by the inherited, received traditions that shaped the eight central characters of our study.

Last but most important, I owe unending gratitude to my wife, Mary, whose faith, hope, and love endure in spite of and because of the creation of this manuscript. J. " The discussionnot infrequently a debatehas been both interesting and vigorous. By putting on public display its analysis of nineteenth-century Mennonite and Amish concepts of atonement within the wider context of Mennonite and Amish theology, this book joins that relatively new and still vibrant discussion about the nature of Mennonite systematic theology.

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