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The Journal of Mennonite Studies is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, academic journal dealing with Mennonite Issues. This ca. 280-page annual is published by the Chair in Mennonite Studies, The University of Winnipeg, in cooperation with Canadian Mennonite University, the Centre for MB Studies, Manitoba Mennonite Historical Society, the Mennonite Heritage Centre, the Mennonite Literary Society, Menno Simons College, and The University of Winnipeg.

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We heartily welcome the submission of academic articles for publication in the Journal of Mennonite Studies. To submit an article simply email us a single copy of your article, following one of the three conventions we employ - APA, Chicago/Turibian or MLA. The article should be referenced, based on original research, well written and range from 12 to 30 double spaced pages. Upon editorial review, the article will be sent out for double blind peer review. Email the article to

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About the Journal

The Journal of Mennonite Studies deals with all aspects of Mennonite studies. It is published in late spring by the Chair in Mennonite Studies at The University of Winnipeg in cooperation with other Mennonite institutions and organizations.

Established in 1983, the Journal publishes scholarly articles in the areas of history, sociology, literature, economics, and the arts, including music. From time to time the Journal carries hitherto unpublished poetry and prose.

The Journal seeks to deal with Anabaptist-Mennonite issues from the Reformation period to the present. While the Journal's focus is on Canadian-Mennonite studies, particularly the history and culture of Mennonites of Prussian-Russian and Swiss background in Canada, the experience of Mennonites in the United States and around the world, including the earlier Anabaptist period is also covered.

Readers' response to the journal has been most encouraging. Scholars have welcomed another academic Mennonite journal, and educated readers of all walks of life find the Journal helpful in their efforts to understand the faith, life and contributions of the Mennonites in Canada and throughout the world.

500 copies of the Journal are printed every year. Subscribers to the Journal include specialists, laypersons, students in colleges and universities, and libraries in Canada, the United States and Europe.

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Journal of Mennonite Studies

Editor: Royden Loewen

Associate Editor: Robert Zacharias

Book Review Editors: Brian Froese, Robert Zacharias

Editorial Committee: Jon Isaak (Centre for MB Studies); Brian Froese (Canadian University); Conrad Stoesz (Manitoba Mennonite Historical Society/Mennonite Heritage Archives); Stephanie Stobbe Phatsamy (Menno Simons College); Hans Werner (Winnipeg); Patricia Harms (Brandon); Kathleen Venema (University of Winnipeg), Eliakim Sibanda (University of Winnipeg).

Advisory Board: Bruce Guenther (Abbotsford, BC); Di Brandt (Brandon, MB); Harvey L. Dyck (Toronto, ON); Marlene Epp (Waterloo, ON); Abraham Friesen (Santa Barbara, CA); Hans-Jürgen Goertz (Hamburg, Germany); T.D. Regehr (Calgary, AB); John L. Ruth (Harleysville, PA); Hildi Froese Tiessen (Waterloo, ON); John B. Toews (Vancouver, BC); James Urry (Wellington, NZ); Fred Kniss (Harrisonburg), Steven M. Nolt (Elizabethtown, PA), Natalia Ostacheva Venger (Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine)

Founding Editor: Harry Loewen, 1983-1996