Peace, Order & Good Government: Mennonites and Politics in Canada (Paperback)

Peace, Order & Good Government: Mennonites and Politics in Canada By T. D. Regehr, Dan Wessner (Foreword by) Cover Image
By T. D. Regehr, Dan Wessner (Foreword by)
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This booklet expands upon Regehr's lectures in which he argues that demographic and political shifts in how Mennonites engage the Canadian federalist democracy leave today's Mennonites with an uncertain hermeneutic. The Mennonites are no longer exclusively ethnic. A demographic typology includes those who are ethnic and committed to the Mennonite church, ethnic and non-churched, non-ethnic and part of the Mennonite church, or ethnic and part of another denomination. Concurrent with this demographic shift, the politics of Canadian Mennonites has changed from alternating swings of martyrdom and patronage, to a disproportionately high representation in elections and candidacies--roughly one-quarter of the recent Manitoba provincial candidacies. --From the Foreword by Dan Wessner.

About the Author


T.D. Regehr is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Saskatchewan and Adjunct Professor of History at the University of Calgary. He has studied at the University of California in Berkeley, Carleton University in Ottawa, and received his PhD from the University of Alberta in 1967. Regehr worked as archivist at the Public Archives of Canada in Ottawa (1960--1968) and taught and served as Head of the History Department at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon (1968-1996). His main area of specialization is in western Canadian and Canadian business history. Publications include six books, among them Mennonites in Canada 1939-1970: A People Transformed (University of Toronto Press, 1996), 26 refereed scholarly articles and chapters, ten major and numerous shorter entries for the Dictionary of Canadian Biography and for several encyclopedias.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781532657443
ISBN-10: 1532657447
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication Date: July 10th, 2018
Pages: 142
Language: English