The Fugitive: Menno Simons, Spiritual Leader in the Free Church Movement

Overview

It's 1544, Menno Simons, a leader in the new--and persecuted--free church movement, is on the run from authorities in the Netherlands. With a price on his head, he stops to catch his breath on a darkened farm. He prays, "Lord, what do I do now?" Myron S. Augsburger's historical novel recalls Menno's life--from Catholic priest to radical reformer to hunted fugitive. 398 Pages.
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Overview

It's 1544, Menno Simons, a leader in the new--and persecuted--free church movement, is on the run from authorities in the Netherlands. With a price on his head, he stops to catch his breath on a darkened farm. He prays, "Lord, what do I do now?" Myron S. Augsburger's historical novel recalls Menno's life--from Catholic priest to radical reformer to hunted fugitive. 398 Pages.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780836194098
  • Publisher: Herald Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Pages: 398
  • Sales rank: 1,351,960
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword   Timothy George     9
Preface     15
Prologue     19
Early Years in Witmarsum     21
Life in the Monastery at Bolsward     33
Ordination and Early Priesthood     47
Introduction to Scripture     63
The Dawning of Personal Faith     81
Influences of the Anabaptists     93
Promotion to Witmarsum and the Revolt at Oldeklooster     103
Further Confrontations with the Munsterite Sect     119
Menno Resigns from the Priesthood     133
Menno's Second Ordination     153
Travels Between Groningen and Oldersum     173
Itinerant Preaching in Amsterdam and the Zaan     207
Increased Opposition and Persecution for His Writings     229
Church Tensions in Lubeck and Emden     263
Mediator for Harmony from Westphalia to Groningen     283
Publishing and Dialogue from Wismar and Lubeck     303
Home at Oldesloe and Gertrude's Passing     337
Return from Harlingen Under Threat of Being Banned     347
Menno's Final Days and Passing at Oldesloe     359
Epilogue     379
Bibliography     393
The Author     397
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