Anabaptist Short Courses
Online - Non-credit
Followers of Jesus today discover each other and the early Anabaptists as kindred spirits through their study of theology and history. Participants explore the resources of the Anabaptist witness across five centuries as a source of inspiration and guidance in our witness today.
New Anabaptists and people seeking to deepen their ministry in the way of Jesus can join the diverse community of learners in these brief and potent courses on Anabaptist history, thought and witness.
Courses are offered online and last six weeks each. Readings and discussion are comparable to seminary-level work, assuming critical thinking skills and some previous academic study. No credit will be awarded.
Announcing 2013-2014 Anabaptist Short Courses
John Howard Yoder's Theological Legacy
Taught by Gayle Gerber Koontz, Ph.D.
Biblical Foundations of Peace and Justice
Taught by Perry Yoder
La Historia y Teología de Anabautismo
Taught by Jamie Pitts
Taught by David Boshart and Janeen Bertsche Johnson
Taught by David B. Miller
Understanding Anabaptist Approaches to Scripture: What’s Different and Why?
This class is full.
Schedule: April 8–May 17, 2013
Early registration deadline: March 18, 2013
In the 16th century, Anabaptists approached Scripture in ways that were both similar to and different from their fellow Catholics and other Protestants. This course will seek to understand those similarities and differences in light of today. Which of those approaches might we repudiate today, or nuance, or embrace whole-heartedly? What historical and theological developments in the centuries since the 16th have influenced today’s Mennonites more profoundly than did the Reformation? Drawing on the wealth of personal experience and wisdom among the students, this class will be highly interactive.
Before you registerAnabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary continuously implements new and emerging technologies to reach out to as many people as possible and to prepare pastors and congregational leaders in every stage of their lives and ministries. To help evaluate your skills and abilities to benefit from an online course, please follow this link to a quiz provided by Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary.
Enrollment for each course is limited to 20 paid registrations. When we reach 20 paid registrations we will begin a wait list. Register online for an Anabaptist Short Course.
Continuing education units
Completion of course requirements can earn the participant .6 CEU.
- $200 per course before the early registration deadline;
- $250 per course after the early registration deadline. Participants should also expect to pay for one or two textbooks.
Before the early registration deadline, cancellations will be refunded, less $50. After this date, cancellations will be granted credit, less $50, toward a future short course within one year.
Online course procedures and requirements
You will need:
- An email account
- A web browser
- A word processing program
- Basic computer skills
- A PDF file reader, such as Adobe Reader
- One or two textbooks selected by the professor, available from the bookstore at AMBS or from a web source
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