Anabaptist MA modules

The Centre for Anabaptist Studies, based at Bristol Baptist College, has announced that three MA modules will shortly be available. These will be taught in block weeks in Bristol but will also be delivered online and so can be accessed from anywhere in the world.

Anabaptist Origins and Distinctives will be taught on 15-19 February 2016.

Anabaptist Ethics and Hermeneutics will be taught on 11-15 April 2016.

The third module, Anabaptist Ecclesiology and Missiology will be taught in the following year.

New Anabaptist group inSouth Wales

The first meeting of this group will take place on Tuesday 14 April at 7.30pm in Ebbw Vale. Those who gather will take part in an Anabaptist table liturgy and share ideas about how the group will develop.

There have been a couple of previous attempts to start an Anabaptist group in South Wales, but a mixture of factors have hindered this. Undaunted, Peter Baines, who for some years has travelled from Abergavenny to the Bristol Anabaptist group, is inviting people in South Wales to start a new group there.

For more information, email Peter: rev.dr.peterbaines@gmail.com.

Radical Routes Book Group - London

Radical Routes aims to enable those who are curious to discover how the 500 year old Anabaptist/Mennonite traditions have helped shape modern approaches to Jesus centred ways of being church that are less institutionalised and hierarchical. In uncovering resources from a radical faith perspective that are life changing based on intentional discipleship in community in following Jesus.

Anabaptist Daily Prayer: A 21st Century Synthesis of Liturgical and Evangelical Traditions

On Monday 23 February at 7.30 p.m. the Rev Canon Dr James Steven will give the annual public liturgy lecture in memory of Michael Vasey in the Chapel of St John’s College, Durham. His subject will be ‘Anabaptist Daily Prayer: A 21st Century Synthesis of Liturgical and Evangelical Traditions’. James is the Academic Dean and Programme Leader for the MA in Christian Liturgy at Sarum College, Salisbury, and was a student of Michael Vasey’s at Cranmer Hall.

Do go along if you are in the area!

Anabaptists, the Bible and Violence

Tom Yoder Neufeld gave a lecture to mark the opening of the Centre for Anabaptist Studies at Bristol Baptist College.

You can listen to it here:

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New - publishing catalogue from the Institute of Mennonite Studies.

The Institute of Mennonite Studies, the publishing and research branch of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Indiana, USA, has compiled its first-ever catalogue. All 81 books published since 1958 are annotated and indexed by topic, title and author/editor. Browse or download the catalogue from the AMBS-IMS website: www.ambs.edu/publishing/documents/IMS-Book-Catalog.pdf

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