Building On The Gospel Foundation
The Mennonites of Franklin County, Pennsylvania and Washington County, Maryland
Published by: MennoMedia
Imprint: Herald Press
Edsel Burdge Jr. and Samuel L. Horst tell the stories of three centuries of faith and life among the Washington County (Md.), and Franklin County (Pa.) Mennonites. From small beginnings in colonial American settlements, issues such as personal spiritual commitment, corporate accountability, nonconformity, and peace have been constants. This history describes in detail the particulars of that struggle as well as recounting stories illustrative of community life in general.
<p>“Edsel Burdge and Samuel Horst have written a first-rate history of the Mennonites of the Cumberland Valley. Their scholarship is remarkably thorough and deep; their writing is strong, clear, and honest.”</p> ~Edward L. Ayers, Reviews
<p>“More than a history, Burdge and Horst have crafted a genealogy of the Mennonite community in Washington County, Md., and Franklin County, Pa. Their narrative is set firmly within the larger Mennonite and Pietist context, and will long stand as the definitive work on this small, but vital community.”</p> ~Sam Steiner, Reviews