Faith of Our Fathers: From Barbarians to Mennonite and Beyond

Richard J. Gehman

  • 1695

This book is more than a family genealogy; it is the story of every Pennsylvania Dutch person, tracing their lifestyle and religious beliefs back to the Germanic barbarians. Their Christianization within the Roman Empire is followed by their lifestyle, worship and beliefs in medieval times. The book also explores the history and teachings of the Magisterial Reformation and the Radical Reformation under Martin Luther, Ulrich Zwingli, Menno Simons, and John Calvin. Detailing the religious persecution of both the Anabaptists and the Huguenots, the book traces their pilgrimage to the promised land of Penn's Woods as they sought refuge from religious intolerance. (311pp. illus. Masthof Press, 2009.)

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