Issue 84 Pilgrims & Exiles: Mennonites, Amish, and Brethren

What's inside

A People of Conscience

How America’s plain people first arose in Europe as a discipleship movement repressed by the state church.

Chris Armstrong & Jeff Bach

Was King Arthur really a Pelagian?

The oldest documents make Arthur appear a Christian—if he existed.

Ted Olsen


David Brainerd: I could scarce believe he used me.

Jennifer Trafton

Pilgrims and Exiles: Did You Know?

Interesting and unusual facts about America’s Anabaptists.

the Editors

Shaken Up by the Peace-Lovers

A trip through Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County.

Chris Armstrong

Living History

Monastery in a war zone, affluent Essenes, and Luther’s loo.

Compiled by Ted Olsen

The Germans Have Landed

Once William Penn welcomed the freedom-seeking Anabaptists to his colony, they spread and flourished.

David Eller

Outsider’s Guide to America’s Anabaptists

Making sense of the colorful, complex tapestry of Amish, Mennonites, and Brethren.

Steven Gertz

Christian History Timeline: Pilgrims and Exiles

Key dates connected with the Anabaptists.

the Editors

Pure & Simple

Ever wonder what the plain people’s churches look and feel like? Here’s an insider account.

Stephen Scott

Holy Ground

One of the most visible practices among the American Anabaptists, the Brethren love feast exemplifies humility and community.

Frank Ramirez

Be Not Conformed

Why have American Anabaptists lived in protest against the modern world?

John D. Roth

From Mutual Aid to Global Action

How the Anabaptist emphasis on practical acts of love led a tightly knit enclave to reach out to the world.

Gari-Anne Patzwald and William Kostlevy

Negotiating with the Modern World

In the late 19th and early 20th century, modernity caught up with the Anabaptists.

Donald B. Kraybill

Pilgrims and Exiles: Recommended Resources

More Anabaptist insider information.

Steven Gertz

Bride of the Reformation

Wibrandis was an ideal helpmate.

Edwin Woodruff Tait
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