Glimpses of Grace
dstoesz@telusplanet.net Donald Stoesz
Concentric Circles of Influence

 

 An introduction to the book, Canadian Prairie Mennonite Ministers' Use of Scripture: 1874-1977 (Victoria: Friesen Press, 2017) is included below. 

 The title of this booklet is Concentric Circles of Influence: A Mennonite Canon, Anabaptist References, and a Lutheran Lectionary.

Table of Contents

 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

I. Rhythm to the Mennonite Church Year: David M. Stoesz'

Preaching Assignments (1922-1923). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17

II. Honey or Vinegar? Mennonite Ministers' Use of Scripture

Texts for Evangelism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   28

III. Realized Eschatology and the Second Coming: Mennonite

Ministers' Use of Advent Texts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  34

Endnotes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    49

Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   51

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