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.

Activities

In 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
  • Support for American Academy of Religion (AAR)/Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) academic
  • Muslim-Christian dialogue
  • Sabbatical residence for visiting
  • Anabaptist-Mennonite Scholars Network

  1. Aug. 7, 2018New publication: The Challenge is in the Naming by Lydia Neufeld Hardercover image

    TMTC Senior Fellow, Lydia Neufeld Harder, has recently published The Challenge is in the Naming: A Theological Journey, which is now available from CMU Press and/or Wipf and Stock. The volume is built around a collection of previously published essays over the course of thirty years and is supplemented by current reflections and personal narratives that place these essays into a broader and engaging theological journey. Former TMTC PhD graduates, Suzanne Guenther Loewen and Kimberly Penner, describe this collection as "a rich blending of personal, church, and academic narratives and contexts. . . . [that] has the potential to become a pivotal resource for the next generation of Mennonite theologians, scholars, and pastors."

  2. July 18, 2018Emerging Mennonite theologians gather in Toronto

    The eighth iteration of the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre’s (TMTC) biennial graduate student conference, which featured twenty-two student presenters from fifteen different institutions across North America, impressed with both the range and quality of the theological conversations it generated.

  3. July 3, 2018TMTC welcomes new Visiting FellowSarah Johnson

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah K. Johnson as a Visiting Fellow at TMTC! Sarah is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Notre Dame and is writing a dissertation at the intersection of liturgical studies and sociology of religion investigating the ongoing roles of Christian ritual in increasingly nonreligious and religiously diverse social contexts. Sarah is also a member of the editorial team for the new worship and song collection, entitled Voices Together, that is intended to serve Mennonite congregations in Canada and the United States. We will have occasion to welcome Sarah formally at our annual Welcome Dinner in the Fall but, in the meantime, welcome to the TMTC community, Sarah!

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  1. Oct. 24, 2018Scholars Forumscholars forum

    John D. Rempel is a Senior Fellow at TMTC and will be presenting a paper entitled ""An Impossible Task? Outlines of a Trinitarian Theology for [its Cultured Despisers] Today." Please plan to join us for what promises to be an engaging discussion!

  2. Oct. 27, 2018Anabaptist Pedagogy Workshopblackboard

    We are excited to be partnering with the Anabaptist Learning Workshop (ALW) to offer a workshop designed to facilitate reflection on current and/or future teaching practice.

  3. Nov. 4, 2018Dual Book Launchbook jackets

    Please join Gary Harder and TMTC Senior Fellow Lydia Neufeld Harder in a double book launch on Sunday, November 4th at 3pm at Toronto United Mennonite Church

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Conrad Grebel University College


A graduate teaching and research centre of Conrad Grebel University College affiliated with the Toronto School of Theology.

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