Anabaptist Visions for the New Millennium: A Search for Identity Schrag, Dale and Juhnke, James C.
Anabaptist Visions contains papers presented at a symposium of the same title held at Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas in June 2000. It includes 28 papers, all but two brief enough to read in a few minutes, from contributors both academic and churchly.... The papers are grouped into the categories of Identity, Theology, Engaging the World, New Voices, Worship, Mission and Evangelism, and a Summary....While the introduction suggests that the manifestos were to reflect on assigned topics...one notices overlapping interests across the range of presentations, as well as places where individual visions clash with each other....this collection has an immediacy that, while representing a great deal of serious reflection, characterizes an interactive conversation rather than a scholarly document. Anabaptist Visions should without question be read and discussed well beyond the world of the academy. Fifty years from now when scholars are seeking to understand directions taken by Mennonite people in the United States at the turn of the century, they will need to include this book in their research. ----The Mennonite Quarterly Review reviewed by Nancy R. Heisey A symposium held at Bethel College, June 15-18, 2000. All twenty-eight presentations are published in this collection.