Texts & Bibliographies


Harold S. Bender, The Anabaptist Vision (1943)

In December 1943, Mennonite historian and theologian Harold S. Bender delivered a presidential address to the American Society of Church History entitled “The Anabaptist Vision.” This address is a classic statement of key Anabaptist-Mennonite convictions.

John D. Roth, ed. Refocusing a Vision: Shaping Anabaptist Character in the 21st Century (Mennonite Historical Society, 1995)

In the fifty years since Harold Bender delivered his presidential address to the American Society of Church History, The Anabaptist Vision has become a focal point for renewal and identity within the Mennonite church. In this collection of essays, six young Mennonite leaders offer their insights on the continued relevance of The Anabaptist Vision for the church in the 21st century.

Mennonite Confessions of Faith


Mennonite Life Bibliography (an annual listing of recent publications on Anabaptist, Mennonite, Amish and Hutterite topics from the collections of several North American Mennonite historical libraries)

Anabaptist Primary Sources Available in Translation (1990, English and Spanish)

Mennonite and Amish Folklore Folk Art (Bibliography by Ervin Beck)

Mennonite/s Writing in the U.S. (Bibliography by Ervin Beck)

Mennonite/s Writing in Canada (Bibliography by Ervin Beck)

Conscientious Objectors & the Draft: A Small Bibliography of Materials Available in the Mennonite Historical Library