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Vol. 25 No. 1 (2024): Commemorating Anabaptism’s 500 years
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From the editorial:

In 2025, Anabaptist communities around the world will have an opportunity to commemorate Anabaptism’s 500 years of existence. There is much to ponder about commemorating, given the evolving nature of the tradition and its geographical reach. The Anabaptist movement began in Europe but eventually also found footing in the Americas and the Global South. Like many religious traditions, Anabaptism cannot easily be defined by clearly marked boundaries and characteristics. Over the centuries, the tradition has become more like a multi-coloured tapestry shaped by fluid and overlapping religious cultures. Commemorating will mean different things to different people, and these “moments of memory activation” are an occasion for us to consider what narratives are worth telling. . . .

In considering Anabaptism’s quincentenary, this issue invites further reflection on what it means to be Anabaptist today and suggests potentially fruitful pathways forward. While the publication marks Anabaptism’s 500 years, it also points to this journal’s twenty-fifth anniversary. Those of us at AMBS, CMU, and the journal’s editorial council—who are responsible for this semi-annual publication—trust that Vision: A Journal for Church and Theology will continue to be a vital resource for Christians in the Anabaptist tradition and beyond.

Published: 2024-03-05

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