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.
Staff changes at IMS
After serving as IMS director since 1999, Mary Schertz (front left) has retired. Also laying down her responsibilities as IMS associate director is Lois Barrett (front right). In their place we welcome Jamie Pitts (back left) as IMS director and Andy Brubacher Kaethler (back right) as IMS associate director. Barbara Nelson Gingerich (center) continues as IMS managing editor.
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 details.
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 2017-2018 collaborators are Malinda Berry, PhD, and Allan Rudy-Froese, PhD. Their subject is the body and embodiment.