Thomas R. Yoder Neufeld

Professor Emeritus, Religious Studies & Theological Studies (Retired 2012)
Thomas Yoder Neufelld


BA, University of Manitoba, 1970
MDiv, Harvard University Divinity School, 1973
ThD, Harvard University Divinity School, 1989

Research Areas:

Jesus, Paul, Peace and the Bible

Courses Taught:

RS 235 - Jesus: Life & Legacy
RS 236 - Paul: Life & Letters
RS 256 - Christian Approaches to Peacemaking 
RS 337 - The Bible and Peace

TS 611 - Reading and Teaching the New Testament
TS 617 - Unity and Diversity in the New Testament
TS 718 - New Testament Exegesis (offering a variety of NT writings)
TS 724 – Biblical Foundations of Peace

RS 395/TS 699 - Travel seminar (Exploring the World of Paul)


After studies at Fresno Pacific University, Mennonite Brethren Bible College, University of Manitoba (BA Hons), and Harvard University Divinity School (MDiv, ThD), Tom served as hospital and prison chaplain in Winnipeg, as well as pastor in Thompson, MB, and Boston, MA. He served on the MCCanada Christian Formation Council and is presently chair of the Faith and Life Commission of the Mennonite World Conference. His teaching and preaching have taken him beyond North America to Europe, Asia, and Africa. Tom is author numerous articles, both popular and scholarly, as well as books such as Guilt and Humanness: The Significance of Guilt for the Humanization of the Judicial-Correctional System, 1982; Put on the Armour of God! The Divine Warrior from Isaiah to Ephesian, 1997; Ephesians (Believers Church Bible Commentary), 2002); Christus ist unser Friede: Die Kirche und ihr Ruf zu Wehrlosigkeit und Widerstand, 2007; Recovering Jesus: the Witness of the New Testament, 2007; and Killing Enmity: Violence and the New Testament, 2011. Tom and his wife Rebecca are members of First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, ON.    

Tom retired from Conrad Grebel in December 2012.