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Harder, Toews and Yoder win first place honors in the 2001
John Horsch Mennonite History Essay. They are among the eight
students in three academic levels who submitted papers on various
topics in Anabaptist/Mennonite studies.
Wilmer T. Harder, AMBS, Elkhart, Indiana, won first place in
Class I (Seminary and Graduate School) for his paper, Theology
for Mennonites and Christendom: A Comparison of John C. Wenger
and Edmund G. Kaufman. In second place is Elizabeth Raid,
Earlham School of Religion, Richmond, Indiana, The Work of
the World and the Work of the Church: Mixing Money, Management,
In Class II (Undergraduate College and University) the first
place winner is Nathan W. Toews, Bethel College, North Newton,
Kansas, The Rise and Fall of the Woodlawn Mennonite Church.
Second place was awarded to Joseph Sawatzky, Bethel College,
North Newton, Kansas, for his essay, Evangelical and Mennonite:
The Sermons and Influences of Victor Sawatzky. The third
place was not awarded.
Paul Yoder, EMHS, Harrisonburg, Virginia, won first place in
Class III (High School) for his paper, Brother John R. Mumaw.
Second place winner is Joel Gaeddert, Shawnee Mission East High
School, Prairie Village, Kansas, Civilian Public Service:
An Acceptable Compromise. In third place is Angie Lederach,
EMHS, Harrisonburg, Virginia, for her essay, George R. Brunk
I: A man of insight and power.