Grebel launches book by the late A. James Reimer

March 4, 2015

Conrad Grebel University College recently hosted a book launch for Toward an Anabaptist Political Theology: Law, Order and Civil Society (Wipf & Stock, 2014), a collection of essays by the late A. James Reimer. Reimer, who died in 2010, was professor of religious studies and Christian theology at Grebel and the Toronto School of Theology, and was named distinguished professor emeritus upon his retirement in 2008. According to Jeremy Bergen, professor of theology at Grebel, “Jim has shaped the contemporary theological landscape, especially for Mennonites, as a teacher and as a researcher and writer.” Reimer's thesis for this theologically derived political book focusses on the necessity to take seriously the biblical-Trinitarian foundations for all Christian social ethics, but also on the importance of astute and faithful engagement by Christians in public institutional life, including the political realm. Present at the launch were Paul G. Doerksen, associate professor of theology and Anabaptist studies at Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg, who edited the book, and Reimer’s widow, Margaret Loewen Reimer. —Conrad Grebel University College

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