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Chosen Nation

Author: Benjamin W Goossen
Publisher: Princeton University Press 2017.
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"During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the global Mennonite church developed an uneasy relationship with Germany. Despite the religion's origins in the Swiss and Dutch Reformation, as well as its longstanding pacifism, tens of thousands of members embraced militarist German nationalism. Chosen Nation is a sweeping history of this encounter and the debates it sparked among parliaments, dictatorships, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(OCoLC)980949145
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin W Goossen
ISBN: 1400885191 9781400885190
OCLC Number: 981967615
Description: 1 online resource ()
Contents: Acknowledgments ix Note on Translation xiii Introduction 1 1 Becoming German The Geography of Collectivism 18 2 Forging History Anabaptism and the Kulturkampf 45 3 Raising the Faith Family, Gender, and Religious Indifference 71 4 World War, World Confession International Violence and Mennonite Globalization 96 5 The Racial Church Nazis, Anti-Semitism, and the Science of Blood 121 6 Fatherland War and Genocide in the Mennonite East 147 7 Mennonite Nationalism Postwar Aid and the Politics of Repatriation 174 Conclusion 200 Archival Sources 213 Notes 215 Index 257

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"During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the global Mennonite church developed an uneasy relationship with Germany. Despite the religion's origins in the Swiss and Dutch Reformation, as well as its longstanding pacifism, tens of thousands of members embraced militarist German nationalism. Chosen Nation is a sweeping history of this encounter and the debates it sparked among parliaments, dictatorships, and congregations across Eurasia and the Americas." -- publisher.

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