Oxford and Manchester Methodist Studies Seminar: Manchester

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Who this event is for

  • Academic community


The Emmanuel Centre, Nazarene Theological College, Dene Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2GU. Directions: http://www.mwrc.ac.uk/location/


The theme of the seminar is the Ejection of 1662, Samuel Wesley and Methodism


As 2012 is the 350th anniversary of the birth of Samuel Wesley, senior and the ‘Great Ejection’, several of the papers are focused on Samuel Wesley and the relationship between Methodism and Nonconformity.

10amArrivals, Tea & Coffee
(Dr Geordan Hammond)

The Implications of the Great Ejection
Dr David Appleby, University of Nottingham 
(Chair: Prof William Gibson)


Samuel Wesley and the Dissenters’ Private Academie

Dr Mark Burden, University of Oxford 
(Chair: Prof William Gibson)

11.50amTea & Coffee

‘None but Presbyterian Baptism’: Samuel Wesley, Disputes and Dissenters

Prof William Gibson, Oxford Brookes University 
(Chair: Dr Mark Burden)


John Wesley: Non-conformist Conformist?

Richard Saunders-Hindley, Cliff College 
(Chair: Dr Geordan Hammond)


Methodism Oscillating between the Poles of an Institutional Church and a Nonconformist Movement whose Mission Anticipated the End of Christendom

Maximilian Hölzl, Cliff College 
(Chair: Dr Joseph Wood)

2.50pmTea & Coffee

Ministerial Training and Higher Education among Methodists and Evangelical Dissenters, 1760-1860

Prof Isabel Rivers, Queen Mary, University of London 
(Chair: Dr Peter Forsaith)


Wesley, the Quadrilateral, and the Land

Revd Dr Howard Snyder, Asbury Theological Seminary 
(Chair: Revd Dr David Rainey)

4.25pmClosing Discussion and Comments

There is no cost for attending the seminar or for lunch; however, registering in advance is required. Please register by 23 November by emailing, Chris Foster, the Manchester Wesley Research Centre Postgraduate Assistant, details below.