Institute of Mennonite Studies
IMS is the research agency of our learning community.
It promotes and administers avenues for dialogue, scholarship and publication on topics and issues vital to Mennonite congregations and the Anabaptist faith tradition.
Founded in 1958, IMS brings together Mennonite scholars and friends to encourage research and scholarship in Anabaptist history and theology. AMBS faculty, students, and staff also produce a rich collection of books, articles, reviews, newsletters, hymns and other materials each year. Find here many contributions for the work of the church as we seek to grow in love for and faithfulness to God.
A word from the Director of IMS
AMBS takes to heart the church’s need for thoughtful reflection on its practices and contemporary challenges. We take to heart the church’s need for Bible commentary and other Christian formation materials that help us grow toward God in faithful maturity. All of this makes us a space for wide-ranging resources for the church. — Mary H. Schertz
IMS Book Catalog 2016-2017
The IMS Book Catalog (PDF) contains annotated entries of all books published by the institute and details for purchasing. It also lists publications in each of the institute's major series including, Classics of the Radical Reformation Series, Intercultural Biblical Hermeneutics Series, Occasional Papers, Studies in Peace and Scripture Series and the Text Reader Series.
IMS maintains a subscribers list, to whom announcements of publications and coming events are sent. Those who request standing order status receive a 20% discount. Email us for more deatils.
The latest issue of Vision: A Journal for Church and Theology, is edited by Mary H. Schertz. Here, authors invite readers to think about and better value our human being, the bodies we not only inhabit but are. Download the table of contents and her editorial. For current and past issues, visit the official site.
Scribes for the Reign of God is an annual project in which AMBS faculty participate in sustained conversation among selected scholars working on a particular topic. The 2016-2017 collaborators are Safwat Marzouk, PhD, Rachel Miller Jacobs, DMin and Daniel Schipani, PhD.