Tuesday, February 3, 2009

An Open Invitation to the Meeting of the Wesleyan Theological Society

To any and all who may be interested, the 44th annual meeting of the Wesleyan Theological Society will take place on March 5-7 at Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana.

The Wesleyan Theological Society was organized in 1965. The Society's mission is to encourage the exchange of information and perspectives among Wesleyan-Holiness theologians, stimulate scholarship among younger theologians and pastors, convene an academically rich and inspiring annual meeting of members, and publish a scholarly journal. The Society is interdenominational in membership, made up of scholars from across the Wesleyan/Methodist spectrum.

This year's theme is "All the Treasures of Wisdom and Knowledge: The Centrality of Christ." Keynote lecturers include biblical scholar I. Howard Marshal and theologian Bruce McCormack.

Marshall is Emeritus Professor of New Testament Exegesis and Honorary Research Professor at the University of Aberdeen. He has written or edited dozens of books, including New Testament Theology: Many Witnesses, One Gospel. Marshall’s WTS address is titled, “Where Are We Now? New Testament Christology Today.”

McCormack is Professor of Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. He is an expert on Karl Barth’s theology and one of his recent books is Engaging the Doctrine of God: Contemporary Protestant Perspectives. McCormack’s conference address will answer the question in his lecture title, “Why Should Theology be Christo-centric?”

In addition, and quite significant from this blogger's point of view, I will be presenting a paper entitled "Authentic Christian Worship: Discovering Wesley's Criteria" during the first session on Friday morning (March 6).

More information about the Society can be found by clicking on the link on the sidebar, or by simply clicking, here. Specific information, including registration information can be found here. And the full schedule for this year's meeting can be found here.

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