Glimpses of Grace Donald Stoesz
Ministers' Use of Scripture

 I have just published a book entitled Canadian Prairie Mennonite Ministers' Use of Scripture: 1874-1977 (Victoria: Friesen Press, 2018), 303 pages.      

    A book launch will take place at the

                Marpeck Commons,

                    CMU Campus,

             2299 Grant Avenue,

             Winnipeg, Manitoba 

Thursday, March 22nd, 7 p.m. 

                An introduction to the book, entitled

Concentric Circles of Influence:
A Mennonite Canon,
Anabaptist References,
and a Lutheran Lectionary,

is available as a pdf download.

   A Review copy of the book is available as well.

Canadian Prairie Mennonite Ministers' Use of Scripture:1874-1977

                                    Table of Contents

Introduction                                                                          1

I: Manitoba Bergthaler/Sommerfelder Split of 1893                 13

II. Historical Origins of the Sommerfeld Lectionary                  29

III. Canadian Ministers' Use of Scripture: 1874-1977               51

IV. Themes within the Sermons of Ministers                          103

V. Abraham Doerksen's Sermons: 1894-1922                        119

VI. Rev. David M. Stoesz' Sermons: 1912-1934                     137

VII. Cornelius G. Stoesz' Sermons: 1937-1954                      169

VIII. Mennonite Ministers' Use of 1 Peter                               197

Conclusion                                                                          207

Appendices: List of Sermons by 17 Mennonite Ministers          209

                   Three Maps of Preaching Assignment Locations   227

                   Partial List of Translated Sermons                      235

                   New Year's Sermon                                          237

                   Sermon on the Text: 1 Peter 2:21                     257

                   Returning Thanks After the Holy Thanksgiving    269

Endnotes                                                                            287

Bibliography                                                                       303