Mary Schertz


 Mary Schertz

E-mailmschertz@ambs.edu
Address3003 Benham Avenue
Elkhart, IN 46517
Phone800-964-2627
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Professor of New Testament, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary

B.A., Goshen College, 1971
M.Div., Goshen Biblical Theological Seminary, 1983
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University School of Religion, 1993

Mary’s teaching calls forth the best in her students as she works creatively to help students discover the excitement of reading the Bible in its original languages. In the last few years, Mary has created opportunities to spend time with pastors studying the Bible—time that is unhurried so the Scripture can form those who read it. Mary is working on a Luke commentary and co-wrote a book on biblical studies methodology with Professor Emeritus Perry Yoder. As director of the Institute of Mennonite Studies, Mary helped launch the journal, Vision: A Journal for Church and Theology, jointly published with Canadian Mennonite University. Prior to joining the AMBS faculty in 1988, Mary taught at Goshen College for one year and served at Vanderbilt University School of Religion as a teaching assistant and New Testament researcher and bibliographer.

    “The text of the New Testament sometimes suffers from over-familiarity. We know it so well that we hear but don’t hear, see but don’t see. Studies in the language, history, literary conventions, and social world of the New Testament text can ‘slow us down’ enough to help us really hear and see what God is saying and doing through Scripture. Giving the New Testament the kind of attention we would give a letter from a very dear friend may renew both us as learners and the church of which we are a part.”

Areas of Interest

New Testament;



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