Spirituality in the Anabaptist Tradition: Disciples who Pray and Sing

02/06/2007 - 10:00
02/06/2007 - 16:00


A Cross-Currents seminar with Alan and Eleanor Kreider

How do Anabaptists pray? Recent research has explored the profound spirituality of the early Anabaptists. They had ways of singing and praying that were distinctive, and that used the Bible in surprising and creative ways. Christians today are appropriating these ancient Anabaptist practices as they sing and pray. This seminar will explore historic and contemporary Anabaptist song and prayer and will practice them together.

To lead us in this very special day, we are thrilled to welcome back Alan and Eleanor Kreider, former directors of the London Mennonite Centre (1974 – 1991) and known to many in the UK. You won’t want to miss this lively day with Alan and Ellie.

Fee: £20 (£10 unwaged)

Fee includes VAT and meal

Alan and Eleanor are currently living in Elkhart, Indiana, where Alan is Associate Professor of Church History and Mission at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary. Eleanor has recently completed work as one of the editors of an Anabaptist prayer book. Alan and Eleanor, along with Paulus Widjaja, also recently wrote A Culture of Peace, a marvellous book that expands on the Kreiders’ popular booklet: Becoming a Peace Church. Between 1995 and 2000, Alan was founding director of the Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture at Regent’s Park College, Oxford University.