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

Taught by Loren Johns, PhD

Dates: Feb. 10 - March 23, 2021

Early registration deadline: January 13, 2021
Final registration deadline: February 3, 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 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?  

Short course students are expected to read assigned materials and complete short assignments, writing in an online discussion forum. Students manage their own time to meet weekly assignment deadlines. 

This course includes an optional evening video conference meeting with Loren each week of the course. These meetings will be recorded for participants who aren't able to attend. These conversations will take place from 7 - 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday evenings between February 16 - March 23, 2021. 

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Loren Johns, Ph.D., is Professor of New Testament at AMBS.

Anabaptist Short Course Bundle discount!

Only $995 total for four Anabaptist short courses. Register online and select the bundle price. 16 spots left!

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. These short courses also include optional, weekly, live video conversations which are typically recorded for class members who cannot attend.

Short courses explore topics like Anabaptist history, biblical study, spiritual and ethical issues, worship, and more. These non-credit courses involve readings from textbooks and online articles and include written forum discussion. You won't receive 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.

For more information about what to expect from the course visit the short course details page.

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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.

More details

Find out how short courses work, how you can get CEUs, and what requirements you'll need to participate in online short courses. Learn more.

*NOTE: Anabaptist Worship Network online short courses are not included in the Anabaptist Short Course Bundle. Learn more about the bundle.

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