Anabaptist Studies

New Anabaptist Studies Program at Northern Seminary

Lead the Church, Engage the World with an Anabaptist Perspective

Northern Seminary’s new Anabaptist Studies Program (with certificate and degree options) begins June 2019. In this program, students will develop a Neo-Anabaptist orientation to mission, ecclesiology, ethics, and church-state relations in North America.

The Anabaptist Studies Program features Dr. Greg Boyd, pastor of Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, MN, as a professor. Greg is an internationally recognized theologian, preacher, teacher, apologist and author. He has authored or co-authored 22 books and numerous academic articles. His ministry is a unique blend of passion, boldness, and creative intellectual insight. Greg’s apologetic writings and public debates on the historical Jesus and the problem of evil have helped many skeptics embrace faith in Christ. His writings and seminars on spiritual transformation have had a revolutionary, freeing impact on thousands of believers.

Courses will be taught by:

  • Dr. Greg Boyd, Adjunct Professor
  • Dr. Scot McKnight, Julius R. Mantey Chair of New Testament
  • Dr. Dennis Edwards, Associate Professor of New Testament
  • Dr. David Fitch, Betty R. Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology
  • Dr. Cherith Fee Nordling, Associate Professor of Theology
  • Dr. Joshua Brockway, Adjunct Professor of Church History

Open to Students Across the Country
Northern’s classes are delivered to students across the country via our state-of-the-art interactive live-streaming technology called “Northern Live,” as well as occasional one-week intensive courses on the main campus.

With Northern’s smart classroom technology, you can interact with the professors and other students no matter where you live. Now you can earn a certificate or degree in Anabaptist Studies without leaving your community and ministry context.

Anabaptist Studies courses include:

  • Cruciform Hermeneutics – Dr. Greg Boyd (June 2019)
  • God, Evil, and Spiritual Conflict – Dr. Greg Boyd
  • Anabaptist Ecclesiology – Dr. David Fitch
  • Anabaptist Theology of Church and Culture – Dr. David Fitch
  • Christoform Ethics – Dr. Scot McKnight
  • Life in the Spirit – Dr. Cherith Fee Nordling
  • Kingdom Power – Dr. Dennis Edwards
  • Jesus & the Gospels – Dr. Dennis Edwards
  • Anabaptist History – Dr. Josh Brockway

Certificate (for Master’s credit or not-for-credit)
Students will earn a certificate after taking five courses in Anabaptist Studies.

Master’s Degree with Specialization in Anabaptist Studies
Anabaptist Studies is available as a specialization within the Master of Arts (54 quarter hours) and Master of Divinity (108 quarter hours) degrees. Both degrees include a core of Old and New Testaments, Theology, Church History, and Culture.

Master’s students can begin their core coursework in the Winter and Spring 2019 quarters before the first June intensive class.

The coursework for the MA with specialization in Anabaptist Studies can be completed in three years with the cohort sequence of one to two classes per quarter. Students may complete earlier as live-streaming classes are available. The Thesis may be completed either in the final year of courses or in the following year.

DMin with Specialization in Anabaptist Studies
Students will take Northern’s three core DMin classes (Becoming Doctors of the Church, Biblical and Theological Method, and Thesis Design), along with four courses in Anabaptist Studies.

The Anabaptist Studies program offers a unique pricing structure. The cost of the program is substantially lower than most seminary degrees and is paid as monthly installments over the course of your program. In addition, Master’s students who apply for Northern financial aid may qualify for up to a 20% scholarship.

Certificate $3,750 ($250 per credit)
Certificate with Master’s Credit $7,530 ($502 per credit)
Master of Arts $25,500 *scholarships available up to 20%
Master of Arts via Northern Live $27,500 *scholarships available up to 20%
Doctor of Ministry $19,900


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