Institute of Mennonite Studies
A word from the Director
Celebrating AMBS and IMS publications
For near four decades, IMS has annually celebrated publications of AMBS faculty, staff, and students, as well as IMS-supported publications, including publications in each of the institute's major series, 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 details or see our annual publication Celebration for a list of our most recent offerings.
New book on embracing healthy masculinity
Don Neufeld and Steve Thomas, coordinators of Mennonite Men Canada and Mennonite Men USA, respectively, have edited a collection of essays, Peaceful at Heart: Embracing Healthy Masculinity, with support from the Institute of Mennonite Studies. This project of Mennonite Men, published by Resource Publications (an imprint of Wipf and Stock), is a collaborative effort, by and for men, promoting an Anabaptist Christian perspective on masculinity. Contributors include IMS director, Jamie Pitts, and retired AMBS president Sara Wenger Shenk provides an afterword in which she writes that the "chorus of male voices represents . . . a breakthrough moment for Mennonite men in particular—provoking an urgently needed conversation about what it takes to form and be peaceful men." Order your copy today!
The latest issue of Vision: A Journal for Church and Theology, on the topic "Be not afraid," is guest edited by Justin Neufeld of Canadian Mennonite University. For full text of current and past issues, available in print by subscription and for free online, 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 2018–19 collaborators were Safwat Marzouk, PhD, Mary Schertz, PhD, and Katerina Friesen, MDiv, and their subject was dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery. The 2017–18 collaborators were Malinda Berry, PhD, and Allan Rudy-Froese, PhD, and their subject was the body and embodiment.
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."
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