The Believers Church: A Voluntary Church, Edited by William H. Brackney
1998. 237 Pages.
"Within contemporary Anabaptism the concept of "voluntarism" is both endeared and feared. It is endeared because it underlay the emergence of sixteenth-century Anabaptism as a voluntary church. It is feared when it suggests the freedom of individual church members to express beliefs and behavior contrary to accepted congregational or denominational standards. The writers of this interesting volume struggle with controversial issues related to freedom and volition within the church, both visible and invisible." - The Mennonite Quarterly Review