AU Press

AU has published materials on several occasions since 1962. Anderson University Press was founded formally in 2000. It is a program of the university and functions cooperatively with the ministries of the Church of God (Anderson) in North America, including Warner Press.

Mission

Anderson University Press publishes materials designed to inform, enlighten, and empower the community of Christian believers generally and the Church of God movement (Anderson) particularly. Through thoughtful communication, the intent is to demonstrate mutually beneficial relationships between Christian faith and the university functions of teaching, research, and service.

Leaders

The Editor and the Editorial Committee of Anderson University Press are named by the President of the University for stated terms of office and specified responsibilities. The Editor reports to the President through the Provost, AU Press liaison to the President. The Editor is Dr. Merle Strege.

Manuscript Proposals

Anderson University Press welcomes publication proposals as long as they clearly address one or more of the above priority areas. Initially, a proposal should be submitted to the Editor in the form of an email letter that includes a statement of the thesis of the manuscript, its approximate length, a tentative Table of Contents, and a Vita of the author. Upon receipt, the Editorial Committee will review the proposal and determine whether or not it wishes to receive the full manuscript for closer examination. Send the initial email proposal to Dr. Merle Strege, Editor, at mdstrege@anderson.edu.

Guides to Publishing Decisions

From the heritage of the Church of God (Anderson) come two central themes that give guidance to the publishing decisions of Anderson University Press. Recalling the book detailing this movement’s history by John W. V. Smith, The Quest for Holiness and Unity (1980), the two themes are:

  • Holiness-Wholeness-Integrity
    This theme may be addressed in ways such as the following:
    The new life in Jesus Christ
    The nature of Christian spirituality
    Christian character formation
    Wellness of life (body/mind/spirit)
    Living Christ’s way in the world
    Ethics in service of the public good
    Christian autobiography, biography
  • Unity-Inclusiveness-Reconciliation
    This theme may be addressed in ways such as the following:
    Christian unity in our time
    Biblical truth and church diversity
    Resolving personal/family/racial conflict
    Community building
    Fostering justice for all people
    Lifestyle and Creation’s well-being
    Case studies in the life of Anderson University
Titles
Year Author Title
2016 Dr. Merle Strege The Desk As Altar
2010 Willi Krenz European Pastor in Crosscultural Contexts
2009 Dr. MaryAnn Hawkins and Dr. Juanita Evans Leonard, eds. A Thread of Hope
2008 Dr. Barry L. Callen A Pilgrim’s Progress: The Autobiography of Barry L. Callen
2007 Dr. Barry L. Callen Enriching Mind & Spirit: A History of Higher Education in the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)
2006 Dr. Robert A. Nicholson So I Said Yes
2005 Dr. James Earl Massey African Americans and the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)
2004 Dr. Barry L. Callen Staying on Course: A Biography of Robert H. Reardon
2003 Dr. Barry L. Callen The Wisdom of the Saints
2002 Dr. James Earl Massey Aspects of My Pilgrimage
2002 Dr. Gustav Jeeninga Doors to Life: The Stories of Gustav Jeeninga
2002 Dr. Barry L. Callen Authentic Spirituality: Moving Beyond Mere Religion
2002 Dr. Barry L. Callen Confessing and Celebrating: A Tract for Transitional Times
2001 Dr. William C. Kostlevy and Dr. Barry L. Callen, eds. Heart of the Heritage
2001 Dr. Douglas E. Welch Ahead of His Times: A Life of George P. Tasker
2000 Dr. Barry L. Callen Clark H. Pinnock: Journey Toward Renewal
1999 Dr. Barry L. Callen Radical Christianity: The Believers Church Tradition in Christianity’s History and Future
1995 Dr. Barry L. Callen Contours of a Cause: The Theological Vision of the Church of God Movement (Anderson, Indiana)
1992 Dr. Barry L. Callen Guide of Soul and Mind: The Story of Anderson University
1991 Dr. Barry L. Callen, ed. Faith, Learning, and Life: Views from the President’s Office of Anderson University
1988 Dr. Barry L. Callen Preparing For Service: A History of Higher Education in the Church of God
1962 Dr. John A. Morrison Radical Christianity: The Believers Church Tradition in Christianity’s History and Future
Contact Us

The Press may be contacted as follows:

1100 East Fifth Street
Anderson, Indiana 46012-3495

Phone: (765) 608-3812
Fax: (765) 641-3851