John B. Toews
Prior to coming to Regent, John Toews taught at the University of Calgary for twenty-seven years, including a term as the head of the Department of History. Dr. Toews has written many articles, book reviews, and a number of books, most of them focusing on the history of the Mennonite people.
He is married to Lillian, and they have three adult children.
Areas of expertiseFifteenth-Century Papacy and Empire
German Minorities in Tsarist Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States
Mennonites in the Former Soviet Union
Russian, Anabaptist, and Mennonite History
- HIST 501 - History of Christianity Foundations
- HIST 560 - The Agonies and the Ecstacies: Varied Portraits of the Christian to 1550 AD
Media & Publications
- The Story of the Early Mennonite Brethren (1860-1869): Reflections of a Lutheran Churchman – Book Publication
- Journeys: Mennonite Stories of Faith and Survival in Stalin’s Russia – Book Publication
- Union of Citizens of Dutch Lineage in Ukraine (1922-1927): Mennonite and Soviet Documents – Book Publication
- Nestor Makhno and the Eichenfeld Massacre – Book Publication
- Letters from Susan: A Woman’s View of the Russian Mennonite Experience (1928-1941) – Book Publication