This post shares slides from a presentation that I gave on Friday, 1 March, 2019, at the Grace Mennonite Church in St. Catharines. My talk’s title was “Mennonite Revolutionaries: An Oxymoron? Examples from the Dutch and Batavian Republics (ca. 1780-1810), and (Maybe?) Their Relevance for Today.” It was the second of four talks in a public discussion series called “Peace of Cake” (talks about peace church histories and ethics, plus continuing discussions afterwards over cake). I gave an earlier version of this presentation at Piet Visser’s retirement symposium in Amsterdam in June 2014.
*** You can view the slides by going to http://amsterdamnified.ca/learn/reformations/media/mennonite-revolutionaries. ***
Many of the quotations are in Dutch without translations. For the presentation in St. Catharines, I provided explanations.
For the 2019 presentation I prepared the following handout / timeline…