By Cornelius J. Dyck
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When final agreement had been reached the chapters of the original volume were submitted to the editor in preliminary form to allow him maximum freedom in achieving a relative uniformity of style. In the previous and present revision process the editor was granted authorization by the writers to undertake any revisions he Page 12 considered necessary. The original writers were not involved in the revision process except in the reading of certain sections of the new manuscript. Appreciation is expressed here for this fraternal act of trust and cooperation.
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Publisher : Herald Press isbn10 | asin : 0836136209 print isbn13 : 9780836136203 ebook isbn13 : 9780585262246 language : English subject Mennonites--History, Anabaptists--History. 7/09 subject : Mennonites--History, Anabaptists--History. Page 3 An Introduction to Mennonite History A Popular History of the Anabaptists and the Mennonites Third Edition Cornelius J. Dyck. 3rd ed. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. Dyck, Cornelius J. 49-1984. Scripture quotations are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1946, 1952, 1971 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA.