Tag: irvin b. horst

Long-time church historian passes

Irvin B. Horst, a former Eastern Mennonite University professor who devoted most of his life to Anabaptist history, research and thought, died Apr. 23, 2011, at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community. He was 95. Dr. Horst taught church history and English literature courses at EMU from 1955 to 1967. During this time, he worked to increase […]


Book donor talks about long affiliation with EMU

He donated or sold 12,000 or more books to Eastern Mennonite University and contributed in numerous other ways to the school over a 60-year period. Irvin B. Horst, 94, currently resides at Oak Lea at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community. The Anabaptist scholar’s professional career took him to several European countries and lengthy teaching stints in […]