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Past Menno Simons Lectures: 1970s

1979

The Mennonite Experience in Russia — The 20th Century

John B. Toews, University of Calgary, Alberta

1978

Mennonites and Contemporary Theology

Marlin E. Miller, Goshen (Ind.) Biblical Seminary

1977

The Church Struggle in South Africa

John W. de Gruchy, University of Cape Town

1976

Mennonite Identity and the Arts

John L. Ruth, Harleysville, Pa.

1975

Justice and Reconciliation in an African Environment

Axel-Ivar Berglund, South African Council of Churches, Johannesburg

1974

The Promise and the Peril of Civil Religion

Donald F. Durnbaugh, Bethany Theological Seminary, Oak Brook, Ill.

1973

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

William Stringfellow, New York

  • 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)

1972

Utopia and Reality

Heinold Fast, Emden, Germany

1971

Political Ethics for a Convivial World

Alan Geyer, editor, The Christian Century

1970

Baptism in the New Testament and Today

Markus Barth, University of Pittsburgh

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

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