Bechtel Lecture in Anabaptist-Mennonite Studies: “One Generation Away: Martyrs Mirror and the Survival of Anabaptist Christianity” with David Weaver-Zercher

Anabaptists have long worried that they won't succeed in passing their faith to the next generation. Why then regale their teenagers with stories that correlate Anabaptist faith with social shame and physical torture? Thieleman van Braght's seventeenth-century martyrology, Martyrs Mirror (originally called The Bloody Theatre) has been put to many uses over the years, but few have been as common as the spiritual formation and education of young adults. This lecture will explore the longstanding nexus between Martyrs Mirror and Anabaptist youth culture in both traditional and more assimilated Anabaptist communities.  Location: Conrad Grebel University College  Cost: Free

Conrad Grebel University College 140 Westmount Road North, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 7:30pm CST

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