Wesley House Research Seminar in Theology
Lent term 2019

Postgraduate students, staff, researchers and others with a special interest in theology are warmly invited to participate in this forum for reading and conferring together about the things of God.

You may register interest in attending with the Wesley House Director of Research, the Revd Dr Andrew Stobart, ajs324@cam.ac.uk, 01223 765891. (Registering interest not compulsory, but will enable you to request access to prior reading online)

24th January 2019
African Perspectives on Mainline Protestant Nominalism
Session led by Revd Dr J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, President of Trinity Theological Seminary, Ghana


31st January 2019
Global Wesleyan Theology: Christian Perfection
Session introduced by Revd Dr Andrew Stobart

Prior reading
Forster, Dion (2018) ‘Revival, Revolution and Reform in Global Methodism: An Understanding of Christian Perfection as African Christian Humanism in the Methodist Church of Southern Africa’, Black Theology, DOI: 10.1080/14769948.2018.1554328


7th February 2019
Practical Theology: Holy Sofas
Session introduced by Dr Zoë Bennett

Prior reading
Thompson, Anna (2019) ‘Holy Sofas: Transformational Encounters between Evangelical Christians and Post-Christendom Urban Communities’ in Nigel Rooms and Zoë Bennett (eds), Practical Theology in Progress: Showcasing an Emerging Discipline. London: Routledge.


14th February 2019
Public Theology: Apologetics
Session introduced by Revd Dr Jane Leach

Prior reading
Graham, Elaine (2017) Apologetics Without Apology : Speaking of God in a World Troubled by Religion. Eugene, Oregon: Cascade Books. Chapter 5: ‘Learning to Speak Christian.’


21st February 2019
Acedia and Ministerial Resilience
Session led by Revd Dr Alan Palmer

Prior reading
Palmer, Alan (2017) ‘Acedia: Its History and Development’, Holiness 3(2):281-300. www.wesley.cam.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/10-palmer-article.pdf


28th February 2019
Session led by Rozelle Bosch, PhD student from Jesus College


7th March 2019
Theological ethics in conflict
Ethics in the DRC, presented by Professor Pitshi Kazadi, Katanga Methodist University, DRC.

Prior reading
Nyengele, M. Fulgence, (2017) ‘Healing Postcolonial Trauma in the African Experience: The Case of D.R. Congo’, in Mucherera & Lartey, Pastoral Care, Health, Healing, and Wholeness in African Contexts: Methodology, Context, and Issues, Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock.


14th March 2019
The Trinity (and prayer)
Session introduced by Kirsty Borthwick

Prior reading
Wittman, T (2018) ‘On the Unity of the Trinity’s External Works: Archaeology and Grammar’, International Journal of Systematic Theology 20(3):359-380. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijst.12294