histories of certain relevant doctrines or practices(e.g., pacifism, the "free"
or "believers" church, etc.). The criteria are that the subjectmatter must be
historical and must show someconnection to the Anabaptist, Mennonite,
or related traditions---plus, of course, standard criteria ofscholarship and
good writing. For the list of current and past SAMH titles,consult the back
cover of a recent MENNONITE QUARTERLY REVIEW.Restrictions: No
anthologies or collections of sources. Only manuscripts crafted tobe books.
(Some dissertations may qualify, but in practice many do not.)No
tentative drafts: the editorshave resources to deal only with what the
author considers the finished product. Inthe past the series has published
almost exclusively through Herald Press,Mennonite publisher at
Scottdale Pennsylvania;however the editors are now willing to negotiate
with other scholarly presses who might considerthe SAMH imprimatur
to be an advantage for the particular manuscript.
Contact: Theron F. Schlabach, SAMH Editor-in-Chief, Goshen
College, Goshen IN 46525; Phone=219/533-2280; eMail=theron@
Gruenwald, JIS Editor, has issueda call for submissions for VOL. XIINO.
1/22000, a theme volume on ETHICSANDFAITH:THEREALITYOF
ABSOLUTES. The Deadline is 1 January 2000. Send 3 both-sidedcopies of:
15-25 page mss. + 150-wordabstract, typed, double-spaced, in-text citation
format, author identification on a separate sheet only(with postage for
mss. return/SASE) to: Dr. Oscar Gruenwald, JIS Editor, IIR,1065 Pine Bluff
Drive, Pasadena CA 91107-1751, USA. The Journal publishes mostlytheme
issues; for more information see their website at www.JISonline.org.
TheInstitute for the Study of American Evangelicalsis
pleased to announce it willhost the "Hymnody in American
Protestantism" conference, May 17-20, 2000 onthe campus of Wheaton
College. Thirty-nine scholars, pastors, and musicians, commissioned by
the ISAEin 1998, will present the findings of their research on topics
ranging from black gospel hymns to a study on"Amazing Grace." In