Understanding Anabaptist Approaches to Scripture: What's Different and Why?

Taught by Loren Johns, PhD

Dates: Feb. 10 - March 23, 2021

An open Bible with a page turning

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 interactive. Request a syllabus.

Loren Johns, PhD, is Professor of New Testament at AMBS.

How short courses work

Courses are offered online and last six weeks each. Short course students are expected to complete coursework on their own and post to an online forum weekly. Courses do not typically involve live video conversations (as in a webinar) or other activities in which all class members come together at one time. These courses involve readings from textbooks and online articles and include written forum discussion. You won't recieve a grade, but readings and discussion are comparable to seminary-level work, and professors assume you have critical thinking skills and some previous academic study.

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Cost

  • Early registration: US $300 per course
  • Regular registration: US $350 per course
  • Anabaptist Short Course Bundle: US $995 total for four courses!
  • Global South Scholarships are available.

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