Theology and Politics/Politics and Theology

While Mennonites have traditionally been reticent to participate in state politics, they have long been involved in community organization and governance at congregational, local, and even municipal levels. More recently, Mennonites have gained prominence in national politics, including current Cabinet ministers in Canada and the former Finance Minister of Paraguay. Recent years have also seen the publication of works in Political Theology by several Mennonite authors. In an apparently post-Schleitheim era, it is worth reconsidering the relationships between Mennonites, Theology, and Politics.

To advance this conversation, The Conrad Grebel Review (CGR) invites submissions for a special theme issue from scholars in theology, history, political science, philosophy, and other fields, as well as from practitioners, advocates, political figures, journalists, and public servants. Submissions may take the form of articles or reflections, and could focus on such areas as the following (this list is not exhaustive or prescriptive):

  • Role of advocacy
  • Political theology
  • Alternative politics/ecclesiology
  • Ecclesial polity/politics
  • Contextual considerations
  • Opportunities and challenges 
  • Perspectives on Mennonites and/in government.


5000-7500 words


Submissions will be received as of January 4, 2019.

Send submissions to:  

Stephen A. (Steve) Jones, CGR Managing Editor,

For more details:

Derek Suderman, CGR Editor,

To view CGR’s general requirements (document format, citation style, etc.):



Despite the Mennonite tradition’s centuries-long association with agriculture, “land” has not received a great deal of attention within Mennonite academic discourse. The Conrad Grebel Review welcomes original article submissions from biblical, theological, historical, cultural, literary, or ethical perspectives on the many-faceted theme of land. 

Possible topics include—but are not limited to—the following:

• perspectives on land 

• challenges of “creation care” and/or “stewardship”

• perspectives on environmentalism

• historical and/or contemporary interactions with Indigenous peoples (relationships, treaties, ownership)

• consideration of the “Doctrine of Discovery”

• depictions of land and people

• ethical considerations regarding land use

• migration (forced, voluntary) and exile.


5000-7500 words


Submissions will be received as of Jan. 4, 2019.

Send submissions to:

 Stephen A. (Steve) Jones, Managing Editor (

For more details, contact:

Derek Suderman, CGR Editor (

To view CGR’s general requirements (document format, citation style, etc.):



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The Conrad Grebel Review (CGR) encourages young scholars to submit material to be considered for publication. CGR is a multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal of Christian inquiry devoted to advancing thoughtful, sustained discussions of theology, peace, society, and culture from broadly-based Anabaptist/Mennonite perspectives. The editors welcome original submissions in three categories: Articles, Book Reviews, and Book Review Essays.


  • Enjoys an excellent reputation for quality and relevance
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  • Utilizes qualified peer-reviewers
  • Appears in print and online formats
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  • Attracts 10,000 users annually
  • Presents timely reviews of significant publications

CGR offers the opportunity to reach an international audience of scholars and professionals, and the challenge of publishing material of the highest academic quality. CGR editors conduct assessments with rigor and sensitivity; provide detailed, constructive peer-reviews; and maintain an efficient turnaround schedule.

Derek Suderman, Editor (

For more information, including submission requirements click here.

Send Article submissions to:

Stephen A. (Steve) Jones, Managing Editor (

Send Book Review submissions, Book Review Essay submissions, and

suggestions for books to review to:

Kyle Gingerich Hiebert, Book Review Editor (


Submissions of manuscripts related to The Conrad Grebel Review’s mandate to publish “advancing thoughtful, sustained discussions of theology, peace, society, and culture from broadly-based Anabaptist/Mennonite perspectives” are welcome at any time.