Collection HM1/1008 - Willard Swartley Papers 1970-1990

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Willard Swartley Papers 1970-1990


  • 1955-2016 (Creation)

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5.00 Linear Feet; 5 Record cartons

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Willard Swartley served at AMBS from 1978 to 2004. In addition to teaching, he served as dean from 1979 to 1981 and 1995 to 2000, as director of summer school, and as director of the Institute of Mennonite Studies. His long list of published works testifies to his strong scholarship as well as his interests--New Testament studies, particularly the gospel of Mark, and peace and nonviolence. He has served as New Testament editor for the Believers Church Bible Commentary series, and as co-editor of the Study of Peace and Scripture series. He continues writing both scholarly books and materials to encourage use of Scripture in devotional life. His most recent publications are the volume on John in the Believers Church Bible Commentary series and a companion book, Living Gift: John’s Jesus in Meditation and Poetry, Art and Song; and Health, Healing and the Church's Mission: Biblical Perspectives and Moral Priorities.

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Correspondence and subject files related to Swartley's research and involvement with local and national Mennonite committees, taskforces, and organizations.

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12/31/2019, Gary Oyer, Acc. #2019-036

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Subject files are open to the public. Access to correspondence requires permission from the donor. Contact the archivist for more details.

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Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright not owned by the Mennonite Church USA Archives.

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  • English

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Believers Church Bible Commentary Editorial Council Records, 1977-2010. X-65. Mennonite Church USA Archives. Elkhart, Indiana.

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  • English



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