Tuesday, June 19, 2018

TMTC Associates Win Doctoral Scholarships

Two Associates of the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre (TMTC) have won prestigious doctoral scholarships!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Full Conference Schedule Now Available

poster with Toronto skyline

The planning committee for the Eighth Biennial Graduate Student Conference being held at the Toronto School of Theology from June 14–16, 2018 is pleased to announce that the full conference schedule is now available!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Ecumenical Launch Event

presenting panel

On Tuesday March 6th 2018 people from across the Toronto School of Theology and beyond gathered for the launch of Kyle Gingerich Hiebert’s new book, The Architectonics of Hope: Violence, Apocalyptic, and the Transformation of Political Theology. Hosted at the newly arrived Sheptytsky Institute at St. Michael’s College, the event celebrated and launched the book by staging an ecumenical symposium that brought together leading voices from four Christian traditions: Eastern, Catholic, Anglican, and Mennonite. Reflecting the four traditions that Kyle brings together in The Architectonics of Hope, each respondent offered critical and appreciative assessments of the book.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Isaac Friesen Wins A. James Reimer Award

Isaac Friesen

Isaac Friesen is the 2017 winner of the A. James Reimer Award. He is a PhD candidate in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto. Isaacs interdisciplinary research examines cultures of interfaith coexistence and everyday ethics in provincial Egypt. He is currently in the process of writing his dissertation which is titled Navigating Tradition in Provincial Egypt: The Avenues and Ethics of Muslim Crossing into Coptic Spaces.

Isaac became passionate about the Middle East during his three-year service term with Mennonite Central Committee in Egypt. He is a member at his hometown Waterloo North Mennonite Church, and now attends Toronto United Mennonite Church. Isaac is an associate at TMTC and has presented at two TMTC Scholars Forums in recent years. He looks forward to a lifelong collaboration between his academic work and the institutions of the Mennonite Church.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Mennonite Scholars and Friends Forum Call for Proposals

call for proposals

The Mennonite Scholars and Friends (MSF) at the AAR/SBL Program Committee invites proposals for papers on the theme of mission. Accepted papers will be circulated in advance of the forum and presenters will be given time for a brief (~10 min) introduction to their work before moving to a time of small and large group conversation. Proposals from biblical scholars, theologians, ethicists, historians, church leaders, practitioners, and others involved in mission work broadly conceived are welcome.

Monday, January 8, 2018

TMTC welcomes new Visiting Fellow

jason reimer greig

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Reimer Greig as a Visiting Fellow at TMTC! Jason is currently completing a PhD in theology and ethics at the Free University of Amsterdam. His main research interests center around how the perspective and experience of (intellectual) disability might inform the Christian theological imagination. Jason spent 11 years living in a L'Arche community and will be sharing part of his doctoral work with us at a Scholars Forum in February. Welcome to the TMTC community, Jason!

Monday, December 18, 2017

TMTC Associate Wins Doctoral Fellowship

photo of pablo with announcement of his doctoral fellowship

TMTC Associate and doctoral student at Emmanuel College Pablo Kim Sun is a 2017 recipient of a Doctoral Fellowship from the Louisville Institute. The Doctoral Fellowship program offers up to ten fellowships of $2,000 a year for two years to Ph.D. or Th.D. students to consider theological education as their vocation. In addition, the cohort of ten Doctoral Fellows meets at the Louisville Institute three times during each fellowship year.

Monday, December 4, 2017

New publication: Design for Living edited by Maxwell Kennel

cover image with leaf

TMTC Associate and PhD student at McMaster University, Max Kennel has edited Mennonite historian Robert Friedmann's lost and last manuscript entitled Design for Living: Regard, Concern, Service, and Love, which is now available from Wipf and Stock.

Monday, October 16, 2017

New publication: The Architectonics of Hope by Kyle Gingerich Hiebert

book cover

TMTC Director Kyle Gingerich Hiebert's newest book, The Architectonics of Hope: Violence, Apocalyptic, and the Transformation of Political Theology, is now available from Cascade Books.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Anabaptist Political Theology: A Conversation with Joan and Oliver O'Donovan

participants in discission

On a cold autumn morning in mid-October in the board room at the Toronto School of Theology (TST), students associated with the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre (TMTC) had the opportunity to converse with theologians Joan and Oliver O’Donovan. The topic of conversation was the legacy of TMTC’s founding director, A. James Reimer, and his posthumously published book Toward an Anabaptist Political Theology (Cascade, 2014).

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