Institute of Mennonite Studies

Jamie Pitts, director of Institute of Mennonite Studies

A word from Jamie Pitts

Director, Institute of Mennonite Studies

"IMS fosters scholarship for the church: research and writing that serve the church's perennial need for bold and rigorous reflection on Scripture, theology, history, and mission. Our publications and events help orient Christian leaders to God's reconciling mission in the world."
Back row:  Jamie Pitts, IMS director; Barbara Nelson Gingerich, IMS managing editor and Andy Brubacher Kaethler, IMS associate director. Front seated: Retired IMS director, Mary Schertz and former IMS associate director, Lois Barrett.

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 seriesIntercultural Biblical Hermeneutics SeriesOccasional Papers, Studies in Peace and Scripture series and the Text Reader series.

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Vision: The Church and Young Adults

The latest issue of Vision: A Journal for Church and Theology, on The Church and Young Adults, is edited by Irma Fast Dueck and Peter J. H. Epp. For full text of current and past issues, now available online, visit the official site.

Scribes for the Reign of God faculty project

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.

Coming events

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IMS's work is financed by grants from foundations and church agencies, individual contributions, royalty payments from publications and a portion of the AMBS budget. To contribute, use our online giving form and designate your gift for "Institute of Mennonite Studies."