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Past Menno Simons Lectures: 1970s


The Mennonite Experience in Russia — The 20th Century

John B. Toews, University of Calgary)


Mennonites and Contemporary Theology

Marlin E. Miller, Goshen Biblical Seminary


The Church Struggle in South Africa

John W. de Gruchy, University of Cape Town


Mennonite Identity and the Arts

John L. Ruth, author, film-maker, minister


Justice and Reconciliation in an African Environment

Axel-Ivar Berglund, South African Council of Churches)


The Promise and the Peril of Civil Religion

Donald F. Durnbaugh, Bethany Theological Seminary


Issues of State and Church, Obedience and Conscience in Ethics and in Eschatology

William Stringfellow, Attorney, Author, Social Critic

  • The Problem of Political Legitimacy (audio)
  • Anarchy and Eschatology (audio)
  • Conscience as Obedience (audio)
  • Obedience as Conscience (audio)
  • The Issue of Sovereignty in the Age of Persecution (audio)


Utopia and Reality

Heinold Fast, Mennonite Church, Emden, Germany


Political Ethics for a Convivial World

Alan Geyer, Editor of Christian Century


Baptism in the New Testament and Today

Markus Barth, Pittsburgh University

  • Baptism as a Pledge of Humility (audio)
  • Baptism as a Burial (audio)
  • Baptism for Revelation (audio)
  • Baptism as a Prayer (audio)