Bibliography on Mennonite Women

Mennonite Library and Archives

Bethel College

North Newton, Kansas

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This bibliography is by no means exhaustive. It is intended only as a starting point.

Mennonite Encyclopedia, vol. 4 (1959): 972-974, "Women, Status of".

vol. 5 (1990): 933-934, "Women".

Cisar, Mar. "Mennonite Women's Autobiography: An Interdisciplinary Feminist Approach," Journal of Mennonite Studies 14 (1996): 142-152.

Cummings, Mary Lou. Full circle: Stories of Mennonite women. Newton, KS: Faith and Life Press, 1978.

Enns, Karen. "Anabaptist-Mennonite women's contribution to peace in times of war." Bethel College student paper, 1984.

Epp, Marlene. "Women in Canadian Mennonite History: Uncovering the 'Underside,'" Journal of Mennonite Studies 5 (1987): 90-107.

Goering, Gladys V. Women in search of mission: A history of the General Conference Mennonite women's organization. Newton, KS: Faith and Life Press, 1980.

Good, Phyllis Pellman. A Mennonite Woman's Life. Photos by Ruth Hershey. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 1993.

Goossen, Rachel Waltner. "Conscientious objection and gender: Women in Civilian Public Service during the Second World War." Ph.D. dissertation, University of Kansas, 1993.

Harshbarger, Eva Geiger. "The status of Mennonite women in Kansas in their church and home relationships." M.S. thesis, Kansas State College of Agriculture and Applied Science, 1945.

Hecht, Linda Huebert. "An Extraordinary Lay Leader: The Life and Work of Helene of Freyberg, Sixteenth Century Noblewoman and Anabaptist from the Tirol," Mennonite Quarterly Review 66 (July 1992): 312-341.

Hecht, Linda Huebert. "Women and Religious Change: The Significance of Anabaptist Women in the Tirol, 1527-29," Studies in Religion 21 (1992).

Heggen, Carolyn Holderread. Sexual abuse in Christian homes and churches. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1993.

Juhnke, James C. "The Role of Women in the Mennonite Transition from Traditionalism to Denominationalism," Mennonite Life 41 (September 1986): 17-20.

Kasdorf, Julia. "'Work and Hope': Tradition and Translation of an Anabaptist Adam," Mennonite Quarterly Review 69 (1994).

Klassen, Pamela. Going by the Moon and the Stars: Stories of Two Russian Mennonite Women. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1994.

Klingelsmith, Carolyn J. "Women in the Mennonite Church, 1900-1930," Mennonite Quarterly Review 54 (July 1980): 163-207.

Kobelt-Groch, Marion. "Why Did Petronella Leave Her Husband: Reflections on Marital Avoidance among the Halberstadt Anabaptists," Mennonite Quarterly Review 62 (Jan. 1988): 26-41.

Kraybill, Donald B. "Mennonite Women's Veiling: The Rise and Fall of a Sacred Symbol," Mennonite Quarterly Review 61 (July 1987): 298-320.

Kurtz, Shirley. Growing Up Plain. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 1994.

Marr, M. Lucille. "Anabaptist Women of the North: Peers in the Faith, Subordinates in Marriage," Mennonite Quarterly Review 61 (Oct. 1987): 347-362.

Nyce, Dorothy Yoder. "The Anabaptist Vision: Was It Visionary Enough for Women?" Conrad Grebel Review 12 (fall 1994): 309-319.

Nyce, Dorothy Yoder. Weaving wisdom: Sermons by Mennonite women. South Bend, IN: Womensage, 1983.

Nyce, Dorothy Yoder. Which Way Women? Akron, PA: Mennonite Central Committee Peace Section, 1980.

Packull, Werner O. "Anna Jansz of Rotterdam, a Historical Investigation of an Early Anabaptist Heroine," Archive for Reformation History 78 (1987): 147-173.

Peifer, Janet M. "Brethren in Christ Studies and Writing on Women in Ministry, 1887-1987," Brethren in Christ History and Life 13 (April 1990): 84-91.

Penner, Carol. "Mennonite Women's History: A Survey," Journal of Mennonite Studies 9 (1991): 122-135.

Redekop, Gloria Neufeld. "The Understanding of Woman's Place among Mennonite Brethren in Canada: A Question of Biblical Interpretation," Conrad Grebel Review 8 (fall 1990): 259-274.

Reimer, Al. "Where Was/Is the Woman's Voice? The Re-Membering of the Mennonite Woman," Mennonite Life 47 (March 1992): 20-26.

Resource listing of Mennonite and Brethren in Christ women. Akron, PA: Mennonite Central Committee, Committee on Women's Concerns, 1988.

Rich, Elaine Sommers. Mennonite women: A story of God's faithfulness, 1683-1983. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1983.

Stoltzfus, Louise. Amish Women. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 1994.

Toews, John E.; Rempel, Valerie; and Wiebe, Katie Funk, eds. Your daughters shall prophesy: Women in ministry in the church. Winnipeg: Kindred Press, 1992.

Umble, Jenifer Hiett. "Women and choice: An examination of the Martyrs' Mirror." M.A. thesis, Southern Methodist University, 1987.

Unrau, Ruth. Encircled: Stories of Mennonite women. Newton, KS: Faith and Life Press, 1986.

Wiebe, Katie Funk, ed. Women among the Brethren: Stories of 15 Mennonite Brethren and Krimmer Mennonite Brethren women. Hillsboro, KS: Board of Christian Literature of the General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, 1979.

Zercher, Janette K. "The organization role of women in the churches of three Mennonite conferences." Social Science Seminar paper, Bethel College, 1974.

Conrad Grebel Review, winter 1992, vol. 10, no. 1, issue for the "In a Mennonite Voice: Women Doing Theology" conference at Conrad Grebel College, Waterloo, Ontario, in May 1992

Conrad Grebel Review, spring 1996, vol. 14, no. 2, issue for the "Wind and Fire: Moving the Life among Us: Anabaptist Women Doing Theology" conference at Canadian Mennonite Bible College, Winnipeg, Manitoba, in May 1996

Mennonite Quarterly Review 68 (April 1994). Issue containing the papers for the "Mennonite Voices in Dialog: Women Doing Theology" conference, June 23-25, 1994, Bluffton College, Bluffton, Ohio.

MCC Women's Concerns Report. Newsletter published since August 1973.