• 09/05/2016KateSquared

    16 June 2016, 7:00 PM
    Location: Town Hall Durham City

  • 05/05/2016Kingsley Barret Memorial lecture

    12 May 2016, 7:00 PM
    Location: Kingsley Barrett Lecture Theatre, Calman Learning Centre,

    On Thursday May 12 we are delighted that the Kingsley Barret Memorial lecture will be delivered by Professor Paul Trebilco from the University of Otago in Dunedin, NZ.  Professor Trebilco is a Methodist New Testament Scholar. A
    poster is attached.

    The Lecture entitled: ‘The Letters of John and the Cult of Artemis in Ephesus will be held on Thursday, 12 May @ 7:00pm with Coffee/Tea from 6:30pm in the Kingsley Barrett Lecture Theatre, Calman Learning Centre, (Lower Mountjoy/Science Site), Durham University


    The New Testament letters of John (associated with the city of Ephesus) use the phrase ‘from the beginning’ ten times, with the stress on ‘antiquity’ or ‘foundations’. This resonates with the foundation stories of the worship of the goddess Artemis in Ephesus: ‘looking back’ to antiquity was a vital part of Ephesian identity. This sets a vivid historical and social context for John’s comments on ‘what was from the beginning’, which for him referred to the one true ‘foundation story’ concerning the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.

    CK Barrett Lecture Durham 2016

  • Cundy Christian Unity Lecture 2016 – Unity and the Cost of Discipleship

    1 June 2016, 7:30 PM
    Location: St John's College, Durham

    Cundy Christian Unity Lecture which will be delivered by The Rt Revd Dr Rowan Williams. Rowan Williams is Master of Magdalene College, University of Cambridge. He was the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury, Metropolitan of the Province of Canterbury and Primate of All England (2002 to 2012) and was previously Bishop of Monmouth and Archbishop of Wales.

    To book a place please e-mail Clare Towns at prin.exec@durham.ac.uk All are welcome, do put the date in your diary.

    Rowan Williams Poster

  • 03/05/2016Wesleyan & Methodist Studies Research Seminars

    Professor Trebilco will also be delivering a special Wesleyan & Methodist Research Seminar on Tuesday 10th May at 4pm in the Tristram Room, St John’s College.

    His paper is entitled: ‘The different functions of labels for outsiders in the Pastoral Epistles and 1 Peter’ Tea & Coffee available from 3.45pm

    The Final Wesleyan & Methodist Research Seminar of the Academic year will be delivered by The Revd Dr Liz Kent on 24th May at 4pm in the Vasey Room, St John’s College. (Please note the room change)

    Her Paper is entitled: Holiness and Christian Perfection Reimagined for a 21st Century Context. Tea & Coffee available from 3.45pm  Come along and have your heart warmed….!

    All of these events are free.  Please do let Penny Bissell know if you are planning to attend so we can make better catering estimates for refreshments.

    Schedule for monthly seminars Wesleyan & Methodist Studies Research Seminars 2015-16 v3

    Tuesdays 16.00 to 17.45

    Tristram Room, St John’s College

    The Wesleyan & Methodist Studies Research Seminars series is designed to stimulate scholarship and thinking which have been shaped by Wesleyan and Methodist tradition across a wide range of theological disciplines.

    Contact p.a.bissell@durham.ac.uk