John Howard Yoder books declared out of print

June 24, 2022

HARRISONBURG, VA—Herald Press will no longer be printing books by John Howard Yoder. Effective June 30, all John Howard Yoder books, with the exception of his translation of the Schleitheim Confession, will no longer be available from Herald Press. “Yoder’s books have been important volumes for readers over the years, and his writings helped shape and define Anabaptist thought and practice for many years,” says Amy Gingerich, Herald Press’s publisher. “However, we feel it is the right decision to take these volumes out of print.” Herald Press has continued to wrestle with Yoder’s long-term sexual harassment and abuse of women, and how to respond as a publisher. In 2013, the decision was made to include a statement in Yoder’s books. While that decision seemed appropriate at the time, Herald Press now feels it is prudentto stop selling and promoting his works, based on this history.


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