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Past Menno Simons Lectures: 1960s

1969

Reformation and Revolution

Alvin Beachy, James C. Juhnke, William Keeney and Cornelius Krahn, Bethel College

1968

Power, Impotence and Nonviolence

Paul Peachey, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

1967

Great Christian Doctrines — God Our Father

Edmund G. Kaufman, Bethel College

  • The Universe, God’s Handiwork (audio)
  • Man, the Crown and Shame of Creation (audio)
  • Jesus Christ, Savior and Lord (audio)
  • The Holy Spirit, Our Comforter (audio)
  • The Church, the Body of Christ (audio)
  • The Bible, the Redemption Story (audio)
  • The Christian Life Today (audio)

1966

Anabaptism as Existential Christianity

J.P. Jacobszoon, Haarlem, Netherlands, and Robert Friedman, Kalamazoo, Mich.

1965

Erasmus and the Reformation

Roland H. Bainton, Yale Divinity School

1964

Anabaptist Interpretation of the Scriptures

William Klassen, Elkhart, Ind.; Henry Poettcker; Winnipeg, Manitoba; and Walter Klaassen, Waterloo, Ontario

1963

An Ecumenical View of the Mennonite Tradition

Theodore O. Wedel, Union Theological Seminary, New York

1962–1963

An Outline History of Christian Discipline

James H. Nichols, Princeton Theological Seminary

1961

Menno Simons and the Truth

H.W. Meihuize, The Hague, Netherlands

1960

The Fellowship of the Concerned

Elton Trueblood, Earlham College, Richmond, Ind.

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