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Edsel Burdge Jr. and Samuel L. Horst tell the stories of three centuries of faith and life among the Washington County (Md.), and Franklin County (Pa.) Mennonites. From small beginnings in colonial American settlements, issues such as personal spiritual commitment, corporate accountability, nonconformity, and peace have been constants. As questions of language, fashion, work, education, and mission produced internal stresses, they struggle to maintain group unity. This history describes in detail the particulars of that struggle as well as recounting stories illustrative of community life in general. 928 Pages.
About the Author
Edsel Burdge Jr., a Franklin County native, joined the Mennonite Church as a young adult. He taught for twelve years in various Mennonite schools and currently writes curriculum for Christian Light Education and edits the Conococheague Mennonist, a publication of the Mennonite Historical Association of the Cumberland Valley.
Samuel L. Horst is emeritus professor of history at Eastern Mennonite University where he taught for thirty-two years. He is the author of Mennonites in the Confederacy and coauthor of Conscience in Crisis.