The Essence of Christian Liberalism
When: 17:00 on the 04th of Jul 2014
Location: Gladstone's Library
Friday 4th – Sunday 6th July
“By ‘liberal’ I mean free from narrow restraint, open-minded and progressive, capable of modification, growth and enrichment. If Christianity has a future before it, it will surely be a Christianity of this kind.”
Does liberal theology have a future? Or is it a concept that has had its time? How can we re-present liberal theology for 21st century? A number of unashamedly liberal Christian theologians gather to discuss liberal theology and to distil its essence.
Ian Bradley is a British Academic, author theologian, Church of Scotland minister, journalist and broadcaster. He has researched and written widely on religious matters.
Gary Dorrien ‘the most rigorous theological historian of our time’ the Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary and is the author of 16 books and approximately 275 articles range across fields such as ethics, theology, philosophy and history.
Peter Francis has been Warden of Gladstone's Library since 1997. Alongside Michael Wheeler and David Cannadine, he leads the library’s ‘re:defining liberalism’ project.
Martin Percy is Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon and Professor of Theological Education at King’s College London. He writes on Christianity and contemporary culture, modern ecclesiology and practical theology.
Keith Ward is a fellow of the British Academy and formerly Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford. He is one of Britain’s foremost writers on comparative theology and Christian issues.
Michael Wheeler, formerly a Director of the Ruskin Programme at Lancaster University, has interests in the relationship between religion, literature and the arts.
Linda Woodhead, ’one of the world’s leading experts on religion’, is Professor in the sociology of religion in the Department of Politics, Philosophy & Religion at Lancaster University. Best known for her work on religious change since 1980s and for initiating public debates about faith.
The inclusive fee for this weekend course ranges between £200 - £288 includes bed & breakfast, morning and afternoon coffee, lunch and dinner. Non-residential ticket prices are available on request, along with discount rates for clergy and students.
For more information or to make a reservation please call us on 01244 532350, email us at email@example.com or even pop in for a chat at Gladstone’s Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, CH5 3DF.
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