Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre
The Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre (TMTC) helps form theological leadership for the church by providing and supporting graduate theological education, particularly at the doctoral level, from a Mennonite perspective in an ecumenical context.
TMTC encourages scholars to grow toward wise theological discernment, spiritual depth and maturity, excellent scholarship, mutual respect and dialogue, ecumenical and global awareness.
Founded in 1990, TMTC is now administered by Conrad Grebel University College on behalf of a binational Mennonite constituency represented by an Advisory Council. It operates within the ecumenical and academic environment of the Toronto School of Theology at the University of Toronto.
- Graduate teaching and advising
- Structured ecumenical dialogue forums
- Special lectures and forums
- Scholars forums
- Women’s group
- Academic conferences
Across North America
- Graduate student conferences
- Mennonite Scholars and Friends Forum and Reception at AAR/SBL meetings
- Muslim-Christian dialogue
- Sabbatical residence for visiting
- Anabaptist-Mennonite Scholars Network
- Aug. 14, 2019
Every other year the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre, which is part of Conrad Grebel University College, teaches a course on-campus at the Toronto School of Theology. These courses bring an Anabaptist perspective to various theological topics. Recent courses include Peace Church Theology taught by Professor Jeremy Bergen and The Eucharist/Lord's Supper in Ecumenical Perspective taught by Professor John Rempel.
We are delighted that this fall, Carol Penner, Assistant Professor of Theological Studies at Conrad Grebel University College, will be teaching CGT 3511 God and Abuse: Theology Close to Home.
- Mar. 29, 2019
“Our task this evening is to go in pursuit of a mystery and its implications for how we believe and how we live our lives.” It is with these words that Dr. John D. Rempel began his lecture, “An Impossible Task: Trinitarian Theology for a Radical Church?” in front of a packed audience at the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre on the evening of Thursday, March 14th. In his wide-ranging lecture, Rempel explored Trinitarian thinking from the 4th to the 20th century, noting the consistent challenges brought against it from “un-trinitarian expressions of belief.”
- Mar. 19, 2019
A packed house filled the Jay Boardroom at the Toronto School of Theology on Thursday, March 14th for the 2019 TMTC Public Lecture delivered by TMTC Senior Fellow Dr. John D. Rempel with a response from Dr. P. Travis Kroeker of McMaster University. Entitled "An Impossible Task: Trinitarian Theology for a Radical Church?" the lecture made a case for historic Trinitarianism in outline form, examined the historical and theological dynamics of Mennonite anti-Trinitarianism via three case studies, and offered samples of late 20th century Trinitarian thought as the most adequate foundation for a radical church. For those of you that were not able to attend, we are pleased to make a recording of the lecture available here.
- Nov. 22, 2019
Friday, November 22nd, 2019, 6:30pm—8:30pm
Location: Hilton Bayfront - Indigo D (Second Level)
Theme: Migration, Borders, and Belonging
- Melanie Howard, Fresno Pacific University, presiding
- Jennifer Graber, University of Texas, "Missionary Encounters with Native Christian Epistemologies"
- Felipe Hinojosa, Texas A&M University, "Borderlands in the Mennonite Imagination"
- Joseph Wiebe, University of Alberta, Augustana, "Race, Religion, and Land in The Gods of Indian Country"
- Hyejung Jessie Yum, University of Toronto, "A Postcolonial Response to Felipe Hinojosa’s Latino Mennonites"
Friday, November 22nd, 2019, 8:30pm—10:00pm
Location: Hilton Bayfront - Indigo E (Second Level)