A book and a seminar honor the contribution of Delbert Wiens, FPU emeritus humanities, philosophy and history faculty.

A celebration of his ideas and influence, A Dangerous Mind: The Ideas and Influence of Delbert J. Wiens contains tributes to Wiens, essays inspired by him and some of his unpublished works. The book is in honor of the 50th anniversary of his New Wineskins for Old Wine, which sought to help the Mennonite Brethren denomination face the challenges of modernity.

Wiens taught at Fresno Pacific for nearly 30 years, starting in 1969. A Dangerous Mind was edited by W. Marshall Johnston, Ph.D., associate professor of history/Latin, and Daniel Crosby (BA ’10, MA ’13). Josiah Muster (BA ’15) provided illustrations. Wipf & Stock (wipfandstock.com/a-dangerous-mind.html) published the book in 2015.

The FPU Council of Senior Professionals will host a seminar titled “Does Delbert Wiens have a Dangerous Mind?” at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 22, in Steinert Campus Center 103 (Pioneer-Johanson Conference Room). Johnston will lead the event, which will feature several contributors to the book.



Wayne Steffen
Associate Director of Publications and Media Relations