Institute of Mennonite Studies
A word from Jamie Pitts
Director, Institute of Mennonite Studies
Forthcoming book on embracing healthy masculinity
Don Neufeld, Steve Thomas, and Hans Peters—representatives of the organization Mennonite Men—have published a statement, "A Time of Reckoning for Men and Masculinity," which calls for truth-telling about sexual abuse and invites men to embrace a healthy masculinity. Neufeld and Thomas are also editing a collection of essays, Peaceful at Heart: Embracing Healthy Masculinity, a project of Mennonite Men with support from Institute of Mennonite Studies. It will be published by Resource Publications, an imprint of Wipf and Stock. The volume is a collaborative effort, by and for men, promoting an Anabaptist Christian perspective on masculinity.
IMS Book Catalog 2017–18
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.
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The latest issue of Vision: A Journal for Church and Theology, on Proclaiming Christ in a Pluralistic Context, is edited by Mary H. Schertz. 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 faculty participate in sustained conversation among selected scholars working on a particular topic. The 2017-2018 collaborators are Malinda Berry, PhD, and Allan Rudy-Froese, PhD. Their subject is the body and embodiment.
Research on faith perspectives on migration conducted by Safwat Marzouk, Rachel Miller Jacobs, and Daniel Schipani, participants in the 2016–17 Scribes project, has been published in a new book, Where Are We? Pastoral Environments and Care for Migrants.