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Chosen Nation: Mennonites and Germany in a Global Era

Benjamin W. Goossen


During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the global Mennonite church developed an uneasy relationship with Germany. Despite the religion's origins in the Swiss and Dutch Reformation, as well as its longstanding pacifism, tens of thousands of members embraced militarist German nationalism. This book is a sweeping history of this encounter and the debates it sparked among parliaments, dictatorships, and congregations across Eurasia and the Americas. Offering a multifaceted perspective on nationalism's emergence in Europe and around the world, the book demonstrates how Mennonites' nationali ... More

Keywords: Mennonite church, Germany, German nationalism, separatism, racial warfare, genocide, Mennonites

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780691174280
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691174280.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Benjamin W. Goossen, author
Harvard University