Recent books from Institute of Mennonite Studies

IMS Book Catalog

IMS Book Catalog

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:

Recollections of a Sectarian Realist: A Mennonite Life in the Twentieth Century

J. Lawrence Burkholder sought to hold together the sectarian impulses of his denominational identity with a sense of social responsibility. This memoir traces the development of his thought as it intersected with the events of his life. Read more

Recollections of a Sectarian Realist
The Vehement Jesus: Grappling with Troubling Gospel Texts

The Vehement Jesus is a fresh examination and interpretation of several perplexing passages in the Gospels that, at face value, challenge the conviction that the mission and message of Jesus were peaceful. Using narrative analysis and intratextual critique, David Neville makes the case that Gospel portrayals of the vehement Jesus are compatible with—perhaps even indispensable to—the composite canonical portrait of Jesus as the Messiah of Peace. Read more

The Vehement Jesus
Later Writings of the Swiss Anabaptists 1529–1592

Here, in translation, are archival holdings documenting the development of Swiss Anabaptist thought over the length of the sixteenth century. They reveal a maturing religious and social movement, whose members—living in a world that designated adult baptizers dangerous heretics—continued to reflect biblically on their call to discipleship. Read more

An Increase in Time
The Irony of Power: The Politics of God within Matthew's Narrative

This volume engages the Gospel of Matthew in full awareness of its inherently political character. Weaver situates Matthew’s version of the “good news of the kingdom” squarely within first-century Palestine and its occupying power. The essays focus on issues of power and violence that pervaded the occupied Jewish community of first-century Palestine, that are also visible throughout Matthew’s account. Read more

Irony of Power