The Activist Impulse
Essays on the Intersection of Evangelicalism and Anabaptism
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"From George Marsden's wise foreword, the editors' informative introduction, and Steve Nolt's superb survey of Anabaptist-evangelical relationships in American and Canadian history, right through to the last chapter and Sara Wenger Shenk's discerning afterword, this volume sparkles. Its examination of Anabaptists among North American evangelicals brims with discerning historical insight. For Anabaptists, evangelicals, and evangelical Anabaptists with eyes to see, it also provides a bracing challenge to live up to the best in these respective traditions. There have been good books before on the complexity of evangelical-Anabaptist relationships, but this one is the best."
--Mark A. Noll
Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History, University of Notre Dame
Author of Protestantism: A Very Short Introduction (2011)
"This is a very timely and helpful set of essays. It is timely because more than a few evangelicals are finding themselves attracted to Anabaptism. It is helpful because this set of essays offers many avenues through which to explore the tensions and intersections between these two traditions."
--Mark Thiessen Nation
Professor of Theology, Eastern Mennonite Seminary
Author of John Howard Yoder: Mennonite Patience, Evangelical Witness, Catholic Convictions (2006)
"A significant collection of essays by seasoned scholars and new voices to the conversation. . . . This is a cutting-edge volume of scholarship on the intersection of Anabaptist and evangelical history, theology, and political theory."
--Barry G. Hankins
Professor of History and Church-State Studies, Baylor University
Author of American Evangelicals: A Contemporary History of a Mainstream Religious Movement (2008)