If you’re interested in the unfolding history of the global Anabaptist or Mennonite Church, our Anabaptist-Mennonite Studies minor may be right for you! The program is dynamic and evolving as learners and faculty dig into a complex church history spanning events in 16th century Europe to modern-day Asia, Africa, South America and beyond.
We’ve designed the program to give a broad understanding of the history, events, beliefs and theology of Anabaptist and Mennonite Christians worldwide. You will explore everything from the origins of Anabaptist history in 16th century Europe to the challenges and opportunities faced by Mennonites in the 21st century.
Learn about Anabaptist and Mennonite studies from professors with a global perspective
Our faculty focus primarily on teaching how the Anabaptist movement developed in continents outside of Europe and North America. And you’ll have the opportunity to participate in the research, programs and work of the Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism on the Goshen College campus.
Coursework in the minor will help students develop critical thinking skills and appreciate diverse perspectives. Whether considering a career in ministry programs or academics, or wanting to gain a deeper understanding of this fascinating faith tradition, the minor is an excellent way to explore the global impact of Mennonite theology and values.
The college is home to a comprehensive collection of Anabaptist and Mennonite history materials
Goshen College students and alumni also have access to the world’s most comprehensive collections of Mennonite materials in the college campus’ Mennonite Historical Library, which also provides important contributions to the areas of peace studies, conflict resolution studies, Christian studies; and broader research in Christianity, religion and culture.
Your Anabaptist-Mennonite studies journey at Goshen College starts now!
As a historian, John D. Roth believes that gaining a historical perspective on conflicts -- understanding the deeper reasons why people or groups behave the way they do -- is often the first step toward reconciliation.