Pandora Press (Publishing Project and Book Series)

In late 2021 I took over operations of a small independent publishing company called Pandora Press that specializes in scholarly and popular works in the area of Mennonite Studies and the history of sixteenth century Anabaptist and radical groups in medieval Europe. The press has published landmark books like C. Arnold Snyder’s Anabaptist History and Theology and Astrid von Schlachta’s From the Tyrol to North America: The Hutterite Story Through the Centuries, and there are many more on the way.

Since Fall 2021 I have brought over 125 titles from the Pandora Press backlist back into print, compiled and designed a new Pandora Press Catalogue, and commissioned a new logo and illustration for the press. See here for a more detailed update on Anabaptist Historians.

As the new Director of Pandora Press I am interested in working with authors who write critically, creatively, and rigorously on topics related to religion and history in the Humanities and Social Sciences. In 2022 the press published nine titles, including the first history of Mennonites in Quebec, an anthology and new instalment in the Bridgefolk Mennonite-Catholic dialogue series, a new edition of a textbook on spiritual care in hospitals, a pamphlet on the refugee crisis and Community Peacemaker Teams, and a history of Mennonite Central Committee’s peace advocacy group in the US.

Our two bestselling titles in the last quarter of 2022 included a book of thought-provoking reflections on hymns by Carla Klassen called These Songs We Sing, and a unique philosophical novel by Ron Tiessen called Menno in Athens – the latter of which was publicly endorsed by Margaret Atwood on Twitter.

In mid-2023 the important and longstanding Pandora Press series in “Anabaptist and Mennonite Studies” was re-launched as an independent scholarly book series, for which I serve as the lead editor in consultation with an editorial board. See here and below for details on the first three volumes, with many more on the way.

Anabaptist and Mennonite Studies (New Series)
Series Editor: Dr. Maxwell Kennel