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Seminary launches series of short courses

Mary E. Klassen

January 2, 2013

A series of short, online courses in aspects of Anabaptist thought and practice begins in February, a new resource from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary for people who want a deeper understanding of Anabaptism without enrolling in a seminary program.

Each six-week course will connect the sixteenth century Radical Reformation with the church today. Participants from different backgrounds and locations will be able to explore Anabaptist witness through five centuries as a source of guidance for their own lives and witness.

The first two courses in the series are:

  • Exploring Anabaptist History and Theology in the 16th Century, February 11 to March 22, taught by Lois Barrett, AMBS professor of theology and Anabaptist studies.
  • Understanding Anabaptist Approaches to Scripture: What’s Different and Why?, April 8 to May 17, taught by Loren Johns, AMBS professor of New Testament.

Readings and discussion will be similar to that of seminary courses, assuming some previous academic study. However, the shorter duration, the online delivery method and the cost of only $200 per course makes these courses more accessible to a wide variety of learners. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available to course participants.

For more information and to register, visit www.ambs.edu/AnabaptistShortCourses, or contact the AMBS Church Leadership Center, [email protected].