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A Modest (Though Not Particularly Humble) Claim for Scholarship in the Anabaptist Tradition

David L. Weaver-Zercher

in Scholarship and Christian Faith

Published in print April 2004 | ISBN: 9780195170382
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835669 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195170385.003.0007
A Modest (Though Not Particularly Humble) Claim for Scholarship in the Anabaptist Tradition

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This essay discusses cultural narratives that shape both American society and Anabaptist scholarship. A key cultural narrative for most Americans is that their nation is at or near the center of God’s purposes. Anabaptist scholars often display a counter-cultural stance toward the American narrative because their own Anabaptist cultural values emphasize nonviolence and commitment to the poor.

Keywords: America; Anabaptist; counter-cultural; cultural narratives; cultural values; nonviolence; poor

Chapter.  6801 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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