As one of the affiliated colleges of the Toronto School of Theology (TST), Grebel offers a number of cross-listed courses available to TST students. In winter 2021, Dr. Troy Osborne's course on "Mennonite Tradition in Historical Context" will be offered in a remote format, which will allow students in Toronto and further afield to connect more easily.
The course is a survey of the development of the Anabaptist tradition (Mennonites, Amish, and Hutterites) from its medieval origins through its transformation into a global movement. Through the study of history, students will understand the forces and tensions that have shaped the Mennonites and other Anabaptists as they related to the changing contexts in the world around them. Throughout the course, students will attend to the advantages and weakness of using history to define Anabaptism’s contemporary identity.