The latest title to come from the talents of Grace faculty was honored with a book reception on Monday, May 14. Dr. “The Activist Impulse”—14-chapter, 400-pages—was co-edited by Jared Burkholder, Associate Professor of History. Both Burkholder and Dr. Mark Norris, chair of the Department of History and Political Science, had a chapter in the book.
“The Activist Impulse” features a unique perspective of several scholars and historians who offer a thorough analysis on the interweaving history and impact of the Anabaptist and Evangelical communities. Of the book, it’s publishers (Pickwick Publications, Wipf and Stock) say; “… At various points in the past as well as the present, evangelicals and Anabaptists have found ample reason for conversation and much to appreciate about each other. “The Activist Impulse” represents the first book-length examination of the complex relationship between evangelicalism and Anabaptism in the past thirty years.”
The book was highly praised by Christian historians such as Mark Noll who said that it was “the best” work on the particular subject. Burkholder and Norris join a growing number of professionals at Grace College who have published titles in their area of expertise.