The Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville announces a four session course on Anabaptist History and Theology on Tuesday evenings October 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2011 from 6:30 to 9 pm.
The course will be taught by John Ruth, historian and author, and Steve Kriss, Franconia Mennonite Conference Lead Minister and Eastern Mennonite Seminary Instructor. They will address the critical themes of Anabaptist beginnings, migration, modernization and global community. The course will look at key texts, questions and movements that have guided the Anabaptist tradition from the Radical Reformation to today’s global Mennonite community.
Join the discussion to examine both the roots and possibilities, to have honest conversation about historic differences and divisions, and to wonder how the Mennonite Church might continue to build on Christ’s foundation, extending hope and healing in today’s world.
Required texts for the course (included in registration cost ) are Through Fire and Water: An Overview of Mennonite History by Steven Nolt and Harry Loewen and What We Believe Together by Alfred Neufeld. Participants can receive continuing education units for the course through Eastern Mennonite University. The cost of the course with credit is $100. Those wishing to audit the course may do so for $75. Pre-registration is required, no later than September 15.