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Friday, May 5, 2017 3:00 PM
Harvard Book Store and Mass Humanities welcome Harvard religious history scholar BENJAMIN W. GOOSSEN for a discussion of his book, "Chosen Nation: Mennonites and Germany in a Global Era." During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the global Mennonite church developed an uneasy relationship with Germany. Despite the religion's origins in the Swiss and Dutch Reformation, as well as its longstanding pacifism, tens of thousands of members embraced militarist German nationalism. "Chosen Nation" is a sweeping history of this encounter and the debates it sparked among parliaments, dictatorships, and congregations across Eurasia and the Americas.