Evangelical History Association Meeting at Macquarie University

Posted by David McEwan | Uncategorized | Thursday 25 November 2010 3:13 pm

The Evangelical History Association will hold its Annual General Meeting at Macquarie University tomorrow evening,  Friday 26 November at 7.30pm, in room 107, building W6A.  The keynote address will be delivered by Prof Robert Linder: ‘Why did Australian evangelicals resist the leadership of Alan Walker?’  All members and friends of the EHA are invited to attend.\r\n\r\nhttp://www.evangelicalhistory.org/events/event-list/annual-general-meeting.html

New Wesley Article and Conference Reminder

Posted by David McEwan | Uncategorized | Tuesday 16 November 2010 3:16 pm

The current issue of the Journal of Religious History includes an article on ‘John Wesley’s Conflict with James Hervey and its Effects in Scotland’.  You can read the abstract here:\r\n\r\nhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-9809.2010.00903.x/abstract\r\n\r\nOne of our Research Fellows will be honoured this week at a Conference at the Uniting Church Centre for Theology and Ministry in Parkville 18-20 Nov.  The Rev. Professor Emeritus Norman Young will celebrate his 80th birthday and the 50th Anniversary of his ordination to the Methodist ministry.\r\n\r\nKeynote speakers are Fr. Gerald O’Collins and Mary Elizabeth Moore.  Glen O’Brien will present a paper on ‘Christian Perfection and Australian Methodism’ and another of our Research Fellows, the Rev. Prof Ian Breward will speak on ‘Charles Wesley’s Eucharistic Hymns.’ Of course Prof. Young will also address the Conference.\r\n\r\nA full list of papers and registration details are available here: http://ctm.uca.edu.au/grace

Draft Program for the Methodism in Australia Workshop

Posted by David McEwan | Uncategorized | Monday 8 November 2010 11:56 am

Draft Program: Methodism in Australia\r\n\r\nWesley College, University of Sydney, December 3, 2010\r\n\r\nA workshop funded with the support of the Australian Research Council and the Humanities Research Centre, University of Newcastle\r\n\r\n8:30 – 9:00 am Registration and Welcome\r\n\r\n9:00 – 11:00 am\r\n

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  • Glen O’Brien (Sydney College of Divinity): “Not Radically a Dissenter”: The Rev. Samuel Leigh in the Colony of New South Wales
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  • Hilary M. Carey (Newcastle): ‘An Agency for Expanding Christianity’: Methodism and the British World
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  • Daryl Lightfoot (Vice-President, World Methodist Historical Society): Rev. Thomas Collins of Sandhurst-A Vicarious Wesleyan Ministry in New South Wales
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  • David Roberts/ William Emilsen (Discussants) Forum: Methodists, Aborigines and Missions
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\r\n11:00 – 11:30 am Morning tea\r\n\r\n11:30 – 1:00 pm\r\n

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  • Renate Howe (Deakin): Victorian Goldfields Methodism, 1850-1900
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  • Troy Duncan (Newcastle): “Methodism is the living cement of the British Empire:” imperial sentiment among Australian Methodists before World War One
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  • Brian Howe (Melbourne): Colin Williams; A Theology of Engagement
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\r\n1:00 – 2:00 pm Lunch\r\n\r\n2 – 3:00 pm Plenary Forum (Chair: Ian Breward): The National History of Methodism in Australia Project\r\n\r\n3- 3:30 pm Afternoon Tea\r\n\r\n3:30- 5:00 pm\r\n

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  • Garry W. Trompf (Sydney): Of Methodist Scholarship
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  • Marion Maddox (Macquarie): The Wowser and the Activist
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  • Jennifer Clark (New England): ‘The new age needs a new spiritual dynamic’: Methodism and the Challenge of the Sixties
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\r\n6 pm   Conference Dinner: Venue to be announced.\r\n\r\nFull details can be found at: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/institute/humanities-research/activities-and-events.html