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
- Feb. 14, 2019
In 2019, the Mennonite Scholars and Friends Forum at AAR/SBL will be focusing on the theme of “Migration, Borders, and Belonging.” The Program Committee is delighted to announce that the first part of the forum will be devoted to hearing reflections from authors of two recent books on this topic: Jennifer Graber, author of The Gods of Indian Country: Religion and the Struggle for the American West (Oxford University Press, 2018), and Felipe Hinojosa, author of Latino Mennonites: Civil Rights, Faith, and Evangelical Culture (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014). The second part of the forum will be devoted to hearing from respondents and the Program Committee invites proposals for reflections on the contribution of one or both of these works in relation to the forum’s theme.
- Dec. 12, 2018
On Wednesday, November 14th TMTC Visiting Fellow Jason Reimer Greig successfully defended his PhD dissertation at the VU Free University of Amsterdam. His dissertation is entitled "The Disarmed Community: Reflecting on the Possibility of a Peace Ecclesiology in the Light of L'Arche." While many people see L’Arche – global communities where the nondisabled and those with cognitive impairments share faith and life together – as either good “service provision” or as models of “inclusion,” Jason's dissertation seeks to uncover L’Arche as a movement sent by God to witness to peace in the world. He argues that as local communities made up of a riotous difference of persons, L’Arche demonstrates (even in its failures) the reconciled body redeemed by Jesus and fashioned by the Holy Spirit. Through the cultivation of peaceable habits performed via communal practices, L’Arche offers the church a way of living time with the other which liberates persons and shows the world how violence is not inevitable or necessary. By receiving and practicing these habits of peace through its worship and para-liturgical life, the church potentially becomes a similar “parable” or “sign” for the world that communion and peace are truly possible.
- Nov. 26, 2018
Allison Murray is the winner of the 2018 A. James Remier Award. She is a PhD Candidate at Emmanuel College within the University of Toronto currently working on her dissertation entitled "Making, Marking, and Mandating Gender Roles: A History of Complementarian Theology, 1970-2010." This research looks at the interplay of theology and cultural identity markers amongst anti-feminist evangelicals in the US and Canada.
- Mar. 4, 2019
On Monday, March 4th at 2pm TMTC Associate and Emmanuel PhD candidate Melanie Kampen will be defending her doctoral thesis, which is entitled "The Spectre of Reconciliation: Mennonite Theology and Indigenous Cultural Genocide in Canada."
The defence will take place at the Toronto School of Theology on Monday, March 4th from 2–4pm in Boardroom 2. Current TST students and faculty may attend the defence itself and TMTC will be hosting a reception, to which all are invited, immediately afterwards. Please join us if you can!
- Mar. 12, 2019
Emma CW Ceruti is a PhD student in Theological Studies at Emmanuel College. Her research area is disability theology and her advisor is Professor Tom Reynolds. She received her MA in Systematic Theology from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York with Dr. James Cone as her thesis advisor. Recently, she has published book reviews in the Toronto Journal of Theology, the Journal of Religion and Disability, and the Disability Studies Quarterly. She currently serves as Vice President Academic for the Toronto School of Theology Graduate Students' Association. Emma will be presenting a paper entitled "Atonement Theology in Disability Perspective." Please join us for what promises to be an engaging discussion!
- Mar. 14, 2019
The Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre (TMTC) is excited to announce that our public lecturer this year is Dr. John D. Rempel.