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By Leo Driedger

The method of modernization levied a dramatic impression at the mode and elegance of Mennonite peacemaking as proven during this pathbreaking paintings by means of Leo Driedger and Donald B. Kraybill. As Mennonites have been replacing plows for professions within the Nineteen Fifties, theological "brokers" have been shaping the transformation of Mennonite peace convictions.

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The Evangelical Mennonite Church (EMC) with nearly 4,000 members is the smallest group in our study. S. Midwest, they embody a Swiss cultural heritage once rooted in the Old Order Amish Church. Originally called Defenseless Mennonites, EMC members today hail from many different religious and ethnic backgrounds as a result of evangelistic efforts. 15 A Dual Heritage The Mennonite experience in America has been shaped by two cultural legacies: Dutch-Russian and Swiss-South German (Juhnke, 1988 and 1989).

For it is written, Vengeance is mine . . if thine enemy hunger, feed him . . " Anchored on these and other Scriptures, nonresistance became the Mennonite mode, par excellence, of coping with evil. Rejected were revenge, retaliation, coercion, physical force, and of course participation in military service. Although the concept became embedded in Mennonite history and practice the word nonresistance slipped into common parlance in the second half of the nineteenth century, as Page 24 Mennonites in North America laid aside the German language for Englisha transition that stretched well into the twentieth century in some midwestern and Canadian Mennonite communities.

Two Mennonite bodies, however, used the word defenseless in their formal names. The Defenseless Mennonite Church of North America (1864), often called "Defenseless Mennonites," changed its name to the Evangelical Mennonite Church in 1948. It is one of the five groups in our study. The Defenseless Mennonite Brethren in Christ in North America (1889) dropped defenseless from its name in 1937 to become the Evangelical Mennonite Brethren. In Canada, several Mennonite groups formed a "nonresistant relief organization" in the context of World War I.

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