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Visit to Hong Kong

To celebrate the legacy of The Revd Paul Jefferies, Margaret (nee Jefferies) and Mike Wilson visited Hong Kong last month.  Mike gave a lecture at Chung Chi College where his father-in-law, Paul (a graduate of Wesley House) was the founding Dean.

HC.9 The Methodist contingent at the lecture 19mar15



HC.14 Presenting the President with WH linocut. Also Revd LI Pong-kwong and Revd CHANG Tak-cheung 22mar15HC.10 addressing congregation Kowloon MC 22mar15

Paul was also a minister at Kowloon Methodist Church where Margaret and Mike also visited, pictured here with David Mak.  We look forward to developing relationships between Wesley House and Hong Kong through the Paul Jefferies scholarship programme.



Easter School concludes

easter school 2015#2 001 easter school 2015#2 030 easter school 2015#2 033Our Easter School concluded today with a lecture from Prof Morna Hooker-Stacey exploring Paul’s theology of the cross – here she is explaining her eschatological sausages (well, you had to be there).  The day ended with a service of holy communion and with a Wednesday sermon from the Principal drawing together the themes of the week.

Easter School in full swing

easter school 2015 372 easter school 2015 40020 preachers and ministers are reflecting together this week on how to preach and pray the passion.  Lectures by Prof Eamon Duffy on the depiction of the cross in Christian art, and by Prof Tom Greggs on the theology of the cross have generated discussion about the ways in which we interpret the cross today and about how we help others explore its meaning through words and images.

Applications received for first international cohort

In the last month we are delighted to have received our first international applications for registered degree programmes for the year 2015-16.  We have received applications for both research and masters programmes, and also confirmation that we shall host a visiting scholar for the whole academic year.

In addition to the residential cohort of students we shall also have a group of students continuing on part time awards such as the BA, the MA and the DProf.

It is not too late to apply for residential places or for degree programmes, either full time residential, or part time non-resident, or to apply to come as a sabbatical visitor or visiting scholar.  Why not come and be part of this pioneering year?


Festschrift for Doug Meeks

Meeks - AAR presentation 11.23.14

Jane writes:  it was a pleasure at the AAR to attend the Vanderbilt reception and to find that there was a short ceremony to honour the work of Doug Meeks who retires at the end of this academic year.  Douglas Meeks is the Cal Turner Chancellor Professor of Theology and Wesleyan Studies at Vanderbilt.  He is well known in Britain for his role in the Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies and for his many lecture and study tours.

Doug is the author, co-author or editor of 16 books, including Origins of the Theology of Hope (Fortress) and God the Economist: The Doctrine of God and Political Economy (Fortress) and he has served on a variety of academic and ecclesial councils and commissions dealing with theology and economy, religion and science, liberation theology, points at issue between black and white theologies, and theological education.

The range and significance of his contribution to theology can be seen from the list of authors contributing to this collection in his honour including, Jürgen Moltmann.  Watch this space for details of how to get hold of a copy.