Two IMS book series now available online

Published: October 8, 2020

The Institute of Mennonite Studies (IMS) and the AMBS Library have collaborated to completely digitize two important IMS book series and to make them freely accessible online:

  • The Text-Reader Series, with eight volumes published between 1984 and 1997, seeks to “make available significant resource materials for classroom use,” prioritizing “Mennonite writings and the needs of Mennonite seminary classrooms.”
  • The Occasional Papers, with 27 volumes published between 1981 and 2009, has a purpose of making “various types of essays available for critical counsel from within the Mennonite theological community.” As such, the work contained in this series has often been ahead of its time, including, for example, the collection Peace Theology and Violence Against Women published in 1992.

Access the works at For readers who prefer paper copies, the titles that are still in print are available through the AMBS Bookstore.

Karl Stutzman, M.L.S., Director of Library Services, October 2020

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