Occasional Papers series

In the Occasional Papers series, Institute of Mennonite Studies publishes essays in the fields of Bible, history, theology, ethics and pastoral ministry. The intent of the series is to foster discussion and to seek counsel, particularly from within the Mennonite theological community. Many essays are in finished form; some may be in a more germinal stage, released for purposes of testing and inviting critical response.

Information about the books in the series, including annotations, author-editor information and where to purchase copies, is included in the IMS Book Catalog.

Books in the series

No. 27: Satyagraha and nonresistance: A Comparative Study of Gandhian and Mennonite Nonviolence
by Weyburn W. Groff
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No. 26: In Celebration of Wisdom: Life and Meaning in Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes
edited by Steve Schweitzer

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No. 25: Even the Demons Submit: Continuing Jesus’ Ministry of Deliverance
editd by Loren L. Johns and James R. Krabill
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No. 24: Using Scripture in a Global Age: Framing Biblical Issues
by C. Norman Kraus


No. 23: Take this Word to Heart: The Shema in Torah and Gospel
edited by Perry B. Yoder


No. 22: Dutch Mennonite Mission in Indonesia: Historical Essays
by Alle Hoekema
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No. 21: Without Spot Or Wrinkle: Reflecting Theologically on the Nature of the Church
edited by Karl Koop and Mary H. Schertz


No. 20: By Faith They Went Out: Mennonite Missions, 1850–1999
by Wilbert R. Shenk
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No. 19: Theological Education on Five Continents: Anabaptist Perspectives
edited by Nancy R. Heisey and Daniel S. Schipani
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No. 18: Discipleship in Context: Papers Read at the Menno Simons 500 International Symposium, Elspeet, Netherlands, 1996
edited by Alle Hoekema and Roelf Kuitse


No. 17: Making Disciples in the Congregation: A Guide to Christian Formation through the Process of Mentoring and the Experience of Congregational Worship
by Paul Versluis III


No. 16: Peace Theology and Violence against Women
edited by Elizabeth G. Yoder, ed.
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No. 15: Alternative Models of Mennonite Pastoral Formation
edited by Paul M. Zehr and Jim Egli
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No. 14: Anabaptist-Mennonite Identities in Ferment
edited by Leo Driedger and Leland Harder
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No. 13: A Disciple’s Christology: Appraisals of Kraus’s Jesus Christ Our Lord
edited by Richard A. Kauffman
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No. 12: Essays on Peace Theology and Witness
edited by Willard M. Swartley
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No. 11: Essays on Spiritual Bondage and Deliverance
edited by Willard M. Swartley
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No. 10: Perspectives on Feminist Hermeneutics
edited by Gayle Gerber Koontz and Willard M. Swartley
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No. 9: Essays on War and Peace: Bible and Early Church
edited by Willard M. Swartley
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No. 8: Dialogue Sequel to Moltmann’s Following Jesus Christ in the World Today
edited by Willard M. Swartley
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No. 7: Explorations of Systematic Theology from Mennonite Perspectives
edited by Willard M. Swartley


No. 6: Perspectives on the Nurturing of Faith
edited by Leland Harder
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No. 5: The Pastor-People Partnership: The Call and Recall of Pastors from a Believers’ Church Perspective
edited by Leland Harder
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No. 4: Following Jesus Christ in the World Today
by Jürgen Moltmann


No. 3: The Bible and Law
edited by Willard M. Swartley
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No. 2: Theological Education in Missional Perspective
edited by Willard M. Swartley


No. 1: Biblical Essays on War and Peace
edited by Willard M. Swartley