Guide to the Pamphlets Addressing Mennonite Principles and Beliefs, 1955-1957, undated

Summary Information

Title: Pamphlets Addressing Mennonite Principles and Beliefs, 1955-1957, undated
Collection: AC.755
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract:

The Pamphlets Addressing Mennonite Principles and Beliefs collection includes five pamphlets addressing the Mennonite Church's stands on insurance, Christian love, civil defense, theology, and military service.

Creator: Appalachian State University. Belk Library.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Mennonites are a Christian group whose teachings are founded on their belief in both the mission and ministry of Jesus Christ, although persecuted by the various Roman Catholic and Protestant states. Rather than fight, the majority survived by fleeing to neighboring states where residents were tolerant of their sometimes radical beliefs. They are known as one of the historic peace churches because of their commitment to pacifism. As of 2012, the worldwide population of Mennonites was estimated at 1.7 million. The pamphlets in this collection were printed in the 1950's after being adopted by the annual meetings, Mennonite General Conferences.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes five pamphlets addressing the Mennonite Church's stands on insurance, Christian love, civil defense, theology, and military service. The pamphlets include: Mennonites on Military Service, undated; Statement of Position on Insurance Adopted by Mennonite General Conference, August 25, 1955; The Theology of Christian Experience: A Statement Adopted by Mennonite General Conference, August 27, 1957; The Way of Love in Christian Race Relations: The Position of the Mennonite Church as Adopted by Mennonite General Conference at Hesston, Kansas, August 24, 1955; and A Statement of Guiding Principals About Civil Defense, March 1-2, 1956.

Arrangement

These pamphlets are arranged chronologically.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

These pamphlets were purchased separately from Bookworm and Silverfish. Accession number AC.2011.022

Processing Information

This was processed by Anita Elliott, January 2014. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.755: Pamphlets Addressing Mennonite Principles and Beliefs, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Pamphlets, 1955-1957, undated ACSC_Box 25, Folder 13