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C. Arnold Snyder to present Menno Simons Lectures at Bethel College

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -C. Arnold Snyder will speak on the theme "The Rich Legacy of Anabaptist Spirituality" Nov. 3 to 5 for the 51st Menno Simons Lectureship series at Bethel College in North Newton. Snyder is professor of history at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, Ont. Snyder’s first lecture, "Anabaptism: A Protestant, Lay Monastic Renewal Movement" is set for 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3. All lectures are in Krehbiel Auditorium, Fine Arts Center.

At 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 4, Snyder will present "Praying the Anabaptist Bible: lectio divina in an Anabaptist Mode." At 7:30 p.m., Monday, he will speak on "Not a Baptism of Adults, but a Baptism of the Reborn."

The final lecture is at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 5 when Snyder will speak on "From Spirit to Letter: Anabaptist Spirituality and Mennonite Piety."

Snyder completed a bachelor’s degree in religious studies at the University of Waterloo and master’s and doctoral degrees from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont. His primary area of interest is church history, particularly in 16th century Europe.

He is author of "The Life and Thought of Michael Sattler" (1984) and "Anabaptist History and Theology" (1995). In addition he co-edited (with Linda Huebert Hecht) "Profiles of Anabaptist Women: Sixteenth Century Reforming Pioneers." He has translated a volume of Anabaptist sources into Spanish and published numerous articles.

Snyder and his wife, Linda (King) own and manage Pandora Press publishing company and bookstore in Kitchener, Ont.

Admission is free and open to the public. Discussion will follow each lecture.

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