Jeremy M. Bergen and Stephen A. Jones

The Conrad Grebel Review 31, no. 2 (Spring 2013)

Foreword

The editors are pleased to continue CGR’s thirtieth anniversary celebration with this issue devoted to Mennonite writers and Mennonite writing, an ever-fresh theme that the journal has featured several times in recent years. We heartily thank Hildi Froese Tiessen, now professor emerita of Conrad Grebel University College and formerly CGR’s Literary Editor, for serving as guest editor of this issue. We must also express our thanks, for their invaluable assistance, to the publishers of work by the authors whose lectures and articles grace this issue.

At the end of the issue are notices of several calls for papers. Two of the calls seek submissions to this journal on “Revisiting Mennonite Peace Theology” and on “Economics in Anabaptist Perspective.” We remind readers that we welcome at any time submissions of articles or reflections on “spirituality, ethics, theology, and culture from a broadly-based Mennonite perspective.”  We also seek brief responses to previously published articles.

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The Fall 2013 issue will include articles on “Mennonite Systematic Theology in Retrospect and Prospect” and on “Christian Pacifism After Hauerwas.” Soon to follow will be the latest Bechtel Lectures (“Violence, Victimhood, and Recovery: Insights from the Parables of Jesus” by Chris Marshall) and the most recent Eby lecture (“How Can I Keep from Singing?” by Leonard Enns). Publication of these lectures maintains another longstanding CGR tradition.  

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We congratulate Royden Loewen and all those associated with producing the Journal of Mennonite Studies, which is also marking its thirtieth anniversary this year. May JMS, CGR, and the Mennonite Quarterly Review, as well as Direction and Vision: A Journal for Church and Theology all find ways to flourish in these challenging times for academic publications.

Jeremy M. Bergen                                                Stephen A. Jones

Editor                                                                Managing Editor