Table of contents for Old Colony Mennonites in Argentina and Bolivia : nation making, religious conflict, and imagination of the future / by Lorenzo Caèanãaas Bottos.

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CONTENTS 
List of Tables .............................................................................. ixPreface: Arrival . . . and Departure 
.............................................. xiAcknowledgements ..................................................................... xvii
Introduction ................................................................................ 1 Representations of the Mennonites, 
Amish and Hutterites ... 4 The problem of the future ..................................................... 9 Book 
overview ......................................................................... 14 
Chapter One The transformations of community ................. 17 Introduction 
............................................................................ 17Persecutions, migration, and settlement 
................................. 18Contemporary organization of the Church of Christ .......... 27 Authoritative 
texts ................................................................... 33Identifying the Church of Christ 
........................................... 35Regulating the Church of Christ: the Ordninj ...................... 
42Conclusion: Mennonite transformations ................................ 46
Chapter Two Negotiating states, rejecting nations ................. 49 Introduction 
............................................................................ 49Invitations, impositions, schisms and 
migrations ................... 51Excursus: those who stayed behind ........................................ 64 
Paraguay .............................................................................. 65Uruguay, Brazil, and Belize 
................................................ 67Conclusion: the Mennonites' place in a world of nation-states 
........................................................................ 68
Chapter Three Inter-colony dynamics .................................... 71 Introduction 
............................................................................ 71The founding of new colonies 
............................................... 71 Cross-border practices ............................................................ 77 
Parish records .......................................................................... 80Conclusion: externalization of 
dissent, and cross-border strategies .............................................................................. 83
Chapter Four Articulations, connections and short-circuits ... 85 Introduction 
............................................................................ 85Perceptions of others 
.............................................................. 87 Controlled connections 
........................................................... 88Franz's balancing act .............................................................. 
98 Short-circuits ........................................................................... 102Conclusion: isolation and the 
management of borders ........ 107
Chapter Five Careers in the faith ........................................... 113 Introduction 
............................................................................ 113First movement: from the inside-out 
...................................... 117The paths to riches, poverty, suffering and enlightenment 120Second 
movement: from the outside-in ................................. 126The road to Damascus 
....................................................... 127Conclusion: the reconstruction of the Christian self ............ 139
Chapter Six Scriptural practices ............................................. 143 Introduction 
............................................................................ 143 Writing dissent 
........................................................................ 145Becoming worldly, becoming Christian 
............................. 145 The Robore project ............................................................ 158Interpreting the 
world and the Word .................................... 160The Church of God 
........................................................... 160The Beasts of the Book of Revelation .............................. 
163Conclusion: alternative imaginations ..................................... 166
Chapter Seven The handling of dissenters ............................. 169 Introduction 
............................................................................ 169Translations and transgressions 
.............................................. 172 Letters to the Mennonites .................................................. 175 
Blessing as disguise ............................................................. 179The uninvited host 
.................................................................. 180 Encounter with Sergio 
........................................................ 182 The visitors ......................................................................... 
186Conclusion: patterns in dealing with dissent ......................... 188
Conclusions ................................................................................. 191Glossary 
....................................................................................... 197References 
................................................................................... 199Index 
........................................................................................... 211

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Old Colony Mennonites.
Argentina -- Church history.
Bolivia -- Church history.