Our summer research programme is kicking off here at Nazarene Theological College. If you are in the Manchester area, you might want to consider dropping by one of our research events:
13th of June: One Day Theology Conference
Keynote: Paul Avis “Communion and Mission: an agenda for the church”
I’ll be presenting the first paper of the day, “Speaking of the Living God: The language of divine encounter”. In this paper I'll be featuring my first sketches of a Wesleyan doctrine of God. I’ll be strolling through passages of Dionysius, Aquinas, Wesley, Williams, Tanner and others to argue that theological language is underwritten by divine presence or encounter—even if experienced as absence—and is aimed at transformation.
Details of other papers are here.
13th of June: Book launches
In the afternoon we’ll be launching three books:
- Sarah Whittle’s Covenant Renewal and the Consecration of the Gentiles in Romans
- My Dogmatic Aesthetics: A theology of beauty in dialogue with Robert W. Jenson
- And Purity: essays in bible and theology, edited by Andrew Brower-Latz and Arseny Ermakov
16th June: Manchester Wesley Research Centre annual lecture
This year’s lecturer is my retiring forerunner, David Rainey. He will be delivering a paper on John Wesley’s natural philosophy: “Beauty in Creation”.
Event details here.
17th June: MWRC Colloquium
Paper descriptions here. (Comes with a free lunch!)