Conrad Grebel University College was privileged to host a book launch for Toward an Anabaptist Political Theology: Law, Order, and Civil Society, a collection of A. James Reimer’s essays. According to Jeremy Bergen, Professor of Theology at Conrad Grebel, “Jim shaped the contemporary theological landscape, especially for Mennonites, as a teacher and as a researcher and writer.” Reimer’s thesis for this theologically derived politics focuses on the necessity to take seriously the biblical-Trinitarian foundations for all Christian social ethics, but also on the importance of astute and faithful engagement by Christians in public institutional life, including the political realm.
At the book launch, the crowd heard from Paul G. Doerksen (MTS ‘99), Rev. Darrel Winger, and Paul Heidebrecht – Director of the MSCU Center for Peace Advancement at Grebel. This collection was edited by Paul G. Doerksen with a forward by P. Travis Kroeker.
Reimer (1942-2010) was professor of religious studies and Christian theology at Conrad Grebel University College and at the Toronto School of Theology, and was named Distinguished Professor Emeritus upon his retirement in 2008. Paul G. Doerksen is Associate Professor of Theology and Anabaptist Studies at Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg.