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Working Groups at 2002 Institute

The Call for Proposals for these groups can be found in OXFORDnotes5.2
Final reports for most groups are provided in OXFORDnotes6.1

Note: In cases where their presentations have not been published elsewhere, some presenters have chosen to post their papers on this website. Available papers are linked & designated by underlines.

1. BIBLICAL STUDIES

Conveners: Bruce Birch & Lung-Kwong Lo

Presentations:

Anderson, Cheryl B. “The New Creation: What’s Law Got to do with It? John Wesley, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Need for an Inclusive Interpretive Hermeneutic.”
Birch, Bruce. “The Creative Arts as Exegetical Lens: Genesis 22” (incorporated into “The Arts, Midrash, and Biblical Teaching,” in Arts, Theology, and the Church: New Intersections, edited by K. Vrudny & W. Yates [New York: Pilgrim, 2005], 105–24).
Bowen, Nancy R. “Recovering from Trauma: Visions of a New Creation in Ezekiel 34–48” (incorporated into Ezekiel [Nashville: Abingdon, 2010]).
Day, Linda. “Creation Themes in Qoheleth.”
Heim, Knut. “The Personification of Wisdom in the Book of Proverbs: Literary Function and Theological Impact.”
Johnson, Andy. “Imagining the New Creation: On the Hermeneutical Priority of Jesus’ Resurrection in Transformed Flesh” (incorporated into “The ‘New Creation,’ the Crucified and Risen Christ, and the Temple: A Pauline Audience for Mark,” Journal of Theological Interpretation 1 [2007]: 171-91).
Lull, David J. “All Creation Groans (Romans 8:18–25).” 
Stanley, John E. “The New Creation as a People and City in Rev 21:1–22:5” (published in Asbury Theological Journal 60.2 [Fall 2005]: 25-38).
Tullett, Martin. “The Image of the City and the Bride in Revelation 21.”
Vincent, John. “The Markan Version of the Imitation of Christ.”
Wall, Robert W. “Images of Creation in 1–2 Timothy” (published as “1 Timothy 2:9–15 Reconsidered (again!),” Bulletin of Biblical Research 14.1 [2004]: 81–104).
Wong, Eric K. C. “Paul’s Understanding of Marriage – A Development of Jesus’ Teaching on Divorce” (incorporated into “The De-Radicalization of Jesus’ Ethical Sayings in Romans,”Novum Testamentum 43 [2001]: 245–63).

Other Participants/Respondents in Group:

Hill, Craig C.
Ireblad, Tord
Kok, Ezra H. S.
Míguez, Néstor O. (gave plenary address)
Minnick, C. P. Jr.
Rettenmeyer, Stephen C.
Rogers, Richard E. A.
Vincent, John J.


2. WESLEY STUDIES and EARLY METHODISM

Conveners: Ted Campbell & Elaine Robinson

Presentations:

Blevins, Dean G. “Practicing the New Creation: Wesley’s Eschatological Community Formed by the Means of Grace” (published in Asbury Theological Journal 57.2–58.1 [2002–3]: 81–105).
Collins, Kenneth J. “The New Creation as a Multivalent Theme in John Wesley’s Theology” (published in Wesleyan Theological Journal 37.2 [2002]: 77–102).
Cubie, David L. “Wesley’s Ecumenical Bridge.”
Dreyer, Frederick. “Methodism: A New Creation?” (cf. “John Wesley: Ein Englisher Pietist,”Methodist History 40 [2002]:71–84).
Gunter, W. Stephen. “Soteriology in Arminius, Wesley, and Limborch” (published as “John Wesley, Een getrouw vertegenwoordiger van Jakobus Arminius,” in Balans van een eeuw: Wendignen in de Historiografie van het Christendom, 1901–2001, edited by Jack de Mooij & Ineke Smit [Heerenveen: Groen, 2002], 166–81).
Hall, Beverly A. “A New Creation: Leadership, Women, Faith Development, and the Early Methodist Movement.”
Heitzenrater, Richard P. “Graceful Ministry in the Wesleyan Heritage.”
Kimbrough, S T Jr. “And new-create a world of grace in All the image of thy love: Charles Wesley’s Theology of the New Creation.”
McCormick, K. Steve. “The Two Hands of God, the Means of Grace & the Hope of Glory: A Trinitarian Outline of the New Creation in the Theologies of Irenaeus and Wesley.”
Meadows, Philip. “Methodist Society as the New Creation” (published in Wesleyan Theological Journal 39.2 [2004]: 74–96).
Robinson, Elaine A. “Christ Creating All Things New: The New Creation in Charles Wesley’s Theology.”
Souza, José Carlos de. “Creation, New Creation and the Theological Method in Wesleyan Perspective” (published as “Criação, Nova Criação e o Método Teológico na Perspectiva Wesleyana,” in Meio Ambiente e Missão: a responsabilidade Ecológica das Igrejas, edited by Clovis Pinto de Castro [São Bernardo do Campo: Editeo, 2003], 67–88).
Thomas, (Tom) Howe Octavius. “Post-Aldersgate Transformation of Principle Theological Concepts Relevant to John Wesley’s Doctrine of the New Creation.”
Tyson, John R. “The Political Meaning of Christian Liberty: A Wesleyan Approach” (published as “Christian Liberty as Full Redemption: Charles Wesley’s Approach,” Wesleyan Theological Journal 38.2 [2003]: 143–74; and “John Wesley’s Critique of Liberal Democracy.” Wesleyan Theological Journal 40.2 [2005]: 102–22).
Wallace, Charles I. “Antepast of Heaven? Eating and Drinking with the Wesleys at Oxford” (cf. the related essay “Eating and Drinking with John Wesley: The Logic of His Practice,”Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 85.2–3 [2003]: 137–55).
Whidden, Woodrow W. “Union with Christ – Luther and Wesley in a ‘Theosis’ Conversation: ‘Christ as Favor and Gift’” (published in Christ, Salvation, and the Eschaton, edited by Daniel Heinz et al. [Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University, 2009], 157–69).
Zele, Adam. “Wesley and the Countess of Huntingdon: Their Theologies of Slavery and Missions to Slaves.”

Other Participants/Respondents in Group:

Albin, Tom
Forsaith, Peter
Hassinger, Susan
Iwamoto, Sukenari
Minor, Catherine


3. NINETEENTH and TWENTIETH CENTURY WESLEYAN TRADITIONS

Conveners: Douglas Strong & Margaret Jones

Presentations:

Choi, Meesaeng Lee. “Scriptural Holiness and Eschatology as a Vision of the New Creation: From the Story of Sang-Jun Kim and Juji Nakada” (published in Journal of Sungkyul (Holiness) Theology 1 [2004]: 322–44).
Dayton, Donald W. “The New Creation and Social Transformation in Wesleyanism: A Theological Meditation with 19th Century Illustrations.”
Dickerson, Dennis C. “Methodism and Millennialism: The Construction of A.M.E. Church Identity, 1881–1901” (published in A.M.E. Church Review 118.4 [2002]: 16–29; and Dickerson, A Liberated Past: Explorations in AME Church History, 35–51 [Nashville: AME Sunday School Union, 2003]).
Jones, Margaret P.“New Creation” in the East End Mission, 1885-97.”
O’Malley, J. Steven. “The Role of African Americans in the Millennial Vision of the United Brethren in Christ: The Case of Joseph and Mary Gomer.” (published in AME Church Review39 [2003]: 56–65).
Park, Myung Soo. “The 20th Century Holiness Movement and Korean Holiness Groups” (published as “OMS International and the Korea Evangelical Holiness Church,” Wesleyan Theological Journal 40.1 [2005]: 138–71).
Rodell, Jonathan. “The New Creation: The Changing Ambitions of British Morality in the Early 19th Century.”
Sano, Roy I. “Theological Reconstructions and Historical Agenda.”
Snyder, Howard A. “Stephen Olin and John Wesley Redfield: A Study in Early 19th-Century American Methodism” (published in Wesleyan Theological Journal 41.1[2006]: 205-22).
Stanley, Susie C. “Social Holiness as a Means of Realizing the New Creation.” (cf. Stanley,Holy Boldness: Women Preachers’ Autobiographies and the Sanctified Self [Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2002]).
Topolewski, John L. “Which Way EJ?: In Search of a New Creation” (published in Methodist History 42 [2004]: 71–87).
Turner, Michael K. “The Form and Function of Methodist Autobiography.”
Turner, J. Munsey. “Did Methodism Prevent Revolution.”
Valsalen, Frederick J. “New Creation: Signs of New Creation in the Methodist Church in India, with Special Reference to the Tribal Belts of M.P.”
Warner, Laceye. “‘Toward the Light’: Methodist Episcopal Deaconess Work 1885–1910” (published in Methodist History 43 [2005]: 169–82).
Wellings, Martin. “Nurturing the New Creation: Patterns of Discipleship in Twentieth Century British Methodism.”
Woodruff, Jennifer Lynn, “‘Purposeful Living’: Images of the Kingdom of God in Methodist Sunday School Worship.”
Young, Emily. [title unclear]

Other Participants/Respondents in Group:

Lockward, Jorge A.
Macquiban, Timothy A. S.
Richey, Russell E. (gave plenary address)
Yrigoyen, Charles Jr.


4. SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY

Conveners: Charles Wood & Norman Young

Presentations:

Dabney, D. Lyle. “Discovering Our Self: Initial Reflections on the Challenge of Wesleyan Theology Today.”
Gibbins, Olive. “New Creation and the Learning Organisation: The Process of Sanctification.”
Jennings, Theodore W. Jr. “Theological Principles for Global Economic Justice.”
Keen, Craig. “Toward a Theology of Nature.”
Lancaster, Sarah Heaner. “Capable of God: Evolution and New Creation” (published inTheology and Science 3 [2005]:197–210).
Reynolds, Mark Emery. “Myth, American Culture, and Sanctification: A Sociological, Psychoanalytic, and Theological Analysis” (published in Quarterly Review 23 [2003]: 29–44).
Rieger, Joerg. “Beyond Burnout: New Creation and the Economics of Grace in Late Capitalism” (published in Quarterly Review 24 [2004]: 67–79; and in German as “Ausgebrannte Christen? Die neue Schöpfung und die Ökonomie der Gnade im globalen Kaptalismus,” in Lass deines Geistes Wirken sehen, edited by Christoph Raedel [Stuttgart: Christliches Verlagshaus, 2004] 115–31).
Shier-Jones, Angela. “A Questionable Creation?”
Smith, J. Warren. “The Hope of Holiness: A Comparison of the Eschatologies of Gregory of Nyssa and John Wesley” (published as “John Wesley’s Growth in Grace and Gregory of Nyssa’s Epectasy: A Conversation in Dynamic Perfection,” Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 85.2–3 [2003]: 347–57).
Weber, Theodore R. “New Creation as Myth and The Recovery of the Political Image of God.”
Wilkinson, David. “The End of it All: Cosmology and Christian Eschatology in Dialogue.”
Wilson, Michael P. “Shame, Bodiliness and Salvation” (abridged publication as “Nakedness, Bodiliness, and the New Creation,” Modern Believing 47.3 [July 2006]: 42–50).
Wood, Charles M. “Providence and a New Creation.”
Young, Norman. “Naming the Creator and Facing the Consequences” (published in A Thoughtful Life: Essays in Philosophical Theology, edited by Weeks and Reid [Melbourne, Australian Theological Forum, 2006]).

Other Participants/Respondents in Group:

Bastos, Levy da Costa
Chun, Young-Ho
Keller, Catherine
Maddox, Randy L. (gave keynote address)
Meeks, M. Douglas
Park, Jong-Chun (gave plenary address)
Pieterse, Hendrick R.
Young, Josiah U. III (gave plenary address)


5. CHRISTIAN MISSION and GLOBALIZATION

Conveners: Theodore Runyon & Rui de Souza Josgrilberg

Presentations:

Arias, Mortimer. “Mission in Latin America – ‘The Land of One Thousand Religious Faces’ – A Wesleyan Perspective.”
Atkins, Martyn. “Postmodern, Postchristian Britain and Shapes of Church to Come.”
Bruno, Daniel A. “Mission and Power: A Critical Perspective from Methodist History” (published as “El Juan Wesley del que debemos aprender … a no hacer lo mismo,” El Estandarte Evangélico [Sept–Oct 2002]).
Devadhar, Sudarshana. “Is Samartha’s Concept Relevant to the Christian Mission In North America?”
Ferrari, Beatriz. “Shared Mission: From Women In Latin America.”
Jacob, Emmanuel M. “Changing ‘from Glory to Glory’: Toward a Radical Transformation of Relationships in Mission.”
Josgrilberg, Rui de Souza. “The Holy Spirit and the Spirit of Globalization.”
Kang, Youngsook Charlene. “Christian Mission in a Multi-Faith World: Interreligious Solidarity against Economic Globalization.”
Messer, Donald E. “Global Aids: What Would John Wesley Do?” (excerpts published inBreaking the Conspiracy of Silence: Christian Churches and the Global AIDS Crisis
[Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2004]).
Mulrain, George. “Poor Hopes for a New Creation?”
Nausner, Michael. “Self and Economy: Self-Interest as Contributing to the Common Good?”
Randolph, Richard O. “Wesley’s Contribution to Christian Ethics in an Age of Global Capitalism”
Runyon, Theodore. “Christian Mission and Globalization Working Group: an Introduction.”
Singh, Godwin R. “New Creation in the Contexts of Religious Pluralism and the Wesleyan Critique.”

Other Participants/Respondents in Group:

Boots, Wilson T.
Byrd, Linda R.
Clutterbuck, Diane
Dandala, Mvume (gave plenary address)
Henry-Crowe, Susan T.
Meade, Joan Delsol
Stubbings, Roger


6. WORSHIP and SPIRITUALITY

Conveners: Karen Westerfield Tucker & Judith Maizel-Long

Presentations:

Anderson, E. Byron (Ron). “A Day of New Beginnings: Wesleyan Theologies of the New Birth, 1780 and 1989” (published in Wesleyan Theological Journal 38.2 [2003]: 230–50).
Carveley, Kenneth C. “The Remains of the Day: A Methodist Disposition.”
Chilcote, Paul Wesley. “The Spirituality of Early Methodist Women” (incorporated intoIntroduction of Early Methodist Spirituality: Selected Women’s Writings [Nashville: Kingswood Books, 2006]).
Crews, Rowan D. Jr. “The Liturgy of Exorcism: Sign of God’s New Creation.”
Escamilla, Roberto. “Evangelistic Preaching in the Hispanic Cultural Context.”
Eschmann, Holger. “The Healing Touch: The Liturgical Movement of the St. Thomas Mass as a European Model for a Postmodern Worship” (published as “Worship for Doubters and Other Good Christians: Learning from the Thomas Mass,” Reformed Worship Nr. 67 [March 2003]: 14–16; and “Ein Gottesdienst für Zweifler und andere gute Christen: Vom Segen der Thomasmesse,” UNA SANCTA 58 [2003]: 216–24).
Green, Barbara Thorington. “Defining and Describing the Preaching of Ordained Clergywomen: A Study of Six Interviews” (incorporated into “Images of Preaching and the Preacher held by United Methodist Clergywomen in the United States” [Boston University Th.D. thesis, 2004]).
Greenwaldt, Karen. “New Creation, New Life: Toward a Statement on Eucharistic Theology and Practice in The United Methodist Church.”
Lim, Isaac. “The Presence of God and the New Creation.”
Maizel-Long, Judith. “The New Creation in Graham Sutherland’s Burial of Christ.”
Phillips, L. Edward. “The New and Improved Creation! The Commodification of Liturgy as Parody of a Wesleyan Theme” (published in Doxology 20 [2003]: 20–39).
Pickard, Donald A. “Frederick Pratt Green as a Wesleyan Hymnwriter, with Particular Reference to the Theme of the New Creation.”
Ruth, Lester. “Experiencing Grace and ‘Getting Happy’ among Early American Methodists” (published as Chapter 5 in Ruth, Early Methodist Life and Spirituality [Nashville: Kingswood Books, 2005]).
Tucker, Karen Westerfield. “‘The New Creation Rises’: Hymns on the Earthquakes” (published as “‘On the Occasion’: Charles Wesley’s Hymns on the London Earthquakes of 1750,” Methodist History 42 [2004]: 197–221).
Wall, Terry. “New Creation in the Work of New Zealand Methodist hymn writer Colin Gibson” (published as “New Creation: Theology in the Hymns of Colin Gibson,” Music in the Air 16 (Summer 2003): 4–11).

Other Participants/Respondents in Group:

Fletcher, W. Brian
Freeman, George H.
Lindal, Alan
Moncure, Rhymes H. Jr.
Smith, Colin A.
Vargas Alvarez, Emmanuel


7. ECUMENISM AND EVANGELISM

Conveners: Geoffrey Wainwright & Walter Klaiber

Presentations:

Abraham, William J. “Saving Souls in the Twenty First Century: A Missiological Midrash on John Wesley” (published in Wesleyan Theological Journal 38.1 [2003]: 7–20).
Ann, Su Chii. “Evangelism and Pastoral Care: A Contemporary Reflection of John Wesley’s Postal Ministry in the Light of his Understanding of New Creation.”
Bryant, Barry E. “The Spirit of Grace: Prevenient Grace as a Basis for Dialogue with other Religions.”
Carter, David. “The Catholicity of Methodism: Some Challenges to and from Methodism.”
Clutterbuck, Richard. “New Creation and a Truly Catholic Church.”
Crandall, Ron King. “Creating Congregations that Witness to God’s New Creation.”
Hunter, George G. III. “Ecumenism in the Service of Evangelism.”
Kingston, Gillian. “Dialogue for the Sake of Mission: The Covenant Proposals between the Methodist Church in Ireland and the Church of Ireland.”
Klaiber, Walter. “Evangelism and Ecumenism in the Light of God’s New Creation.”
Kurewa, John W. Z. “The Gospel and Culture in Africa.”
Mhone, Daniel Levson. “New Creation and a Truly Catholic Church.”
Nikolaev, Sergei V. “The Methodist Question in the Russian Context.”
Siuhengalu, Tevita M. “Renewal of all Things and Personal Salvation: A Pacific Island Perspective.”
Stone, Bryan P. “Evangelism as Ecclesial Holiness.”
Tan, Malcolm T. H. “Is Jesus Christ Still Good News for a Humanity in a New Millennium?”
Tanner, Mary. “Unity for the Sake of Mission. An Anglican Case Study” (published as “The Goal of Visible Unity–Yet Again,” in The Unity We Have and the Unity We Seek, edited by Jeremy Morris & Nicholas Sagovsky [London: T&T Clark, 2003], 179–90).
Taylor, John B. “A New and Larger Doctrine of Intention.”
Tuttle, Robert G. “The Relevance of a Gospel of the New Creation for a Contemporary World.”
Wainwright, Geoffrey. “Which Comes First, Beliefs or the Message?”

Other Participants/Respondents in Group:

Beach, Maxine Clarke
Beck, Brian E.
Etchegoyen, Aldo
Famérée, Joseph
Mills, Frederick V.
Stephens, W. Peter


8. ECCLESIOLOGY and DISCIPLESHIP

Conveners: David Lowes Watson & Nora Quiroga Boots

Presentations:

Aitchison, Ronnie. “New Creation in Tradition and Process.”
Brockwell, Charles W. Jr. “Connectional Ecclesiology and the Ecumenical Theological Quadrilateral.”
Carder, Kenneth L. “A Christ-Formed Church for a Christ-Redeemed World.” (paper read in Carder’s absence from meeting)
Clapper, Gregory S. “Christian Conceptions of Vocation and the Human Role in Bringing about the ‘New Creation’” (incorporated into Living Your Heart’s Desire: God’s Call and Your Vocation [Nashville: Upper Room, 2005]).
Howcroft, Kenneth G. “New Creation & Christian Formation: Changed from Glory into Glory as Church and Ministries.”
Manskar, Steven W. “Small Groups and Accountability: The Wesleyan Way of Christian Formation.”
Matthaei, Sondra Higgins. “Communion Ecclesiology and a Ministry of Service.”
Oliveira Ribeiro, Claudio de. “Towards a Brazilian Methodist Ecclesiology.”
Thaarup, Joergen. “The Praxis of Wesleyan Ecclesiology and the Effectiveness of the Methodist Mission in Scandinavia.”
Walker, Maxine. “The ‘New Creation’ and the Implications for Plundering the Egyptians.”
Watson, David Lowes. “Planned Obsolescence: The Missional Identity of a Christocentric Church.”
Weber, Robert “Re-membering in the Congregation as a Source for the New Creation.”

Other Participants/Respondents in Group:

Cáceres, Raquel
del Pino, Jerome King
Eubanks, Nancy
Foreman, Willie J.
Nausner, Helmut
Reece, Wayne G.
Wilkinson, Alison


9. PRACTICAL THEOLOGY

Conveners: Pamela Couture & Philip Amerson

Presentations:

Amerson, Philip. “Exploring Vocation in a Violent World.”
Armistead, Kathy. “Practical Theology and Publishing.”
Armstrong, Kevin. “In Search of a New Creation: Guided by the Christian Scop.”
Couture, Pamela D. “Practicing the New Creation: Participatory Music-making and Pastoral Care.”
Coyner, Michael J. “Learning from Wesley’s Strategy of Using Lay Preachers as a Guide to Developing New Models for Ministry on the Reemerging Frontier of the Prairie Lands of the USA.”
Fitzgerald, O. Ray. “On the Way to the New Creation … Something Old— Something New: Roots and Wild Branches in our Christian/Wesleyan Heritage.”
Intipampa, Carlos. “Values and Practices of the Aymara Gospel of the Indigenous People of Bolivia.”
Jones, Robert L. “Reconciliation and Rebuilding the Community: The Armagh Venture and
the Problems in Northern Ireland.”
Marsh, Clive. “‘Being in Christ’: Reflections on the Practical Dimensions of Corporate Christology” (incorporated into Marsh, Christ in Practice: A Christology of Everyday Life[London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 2006]).
Mather, Michael. “Practicing Sanctification.”
Oden, Amy G. “Having Eyes to See: Hospitality and Early Methodism.”
Oduyoye, Mercy Amba. “Thoughts on Recent Concerns of the Methodist Church, Ghana.”
Reddie, Anthony G. “A Voice for the Voiceless: Religious Education in the Service of the Oppressed and the Poor.”
Rice, David. “Building a Community for the New Creation—a Process rather than an Agenda.”
Sileshebo, Sileshebo [title unclear]
Smith, Fred D. “Seeking Shalom in The New Creation: By Creating the Beloved Community with Children and The Poor.”
Wood, Andrew. “Testimony as a Means of Grace.”

Other Participants/Respondents in Group:

Dew, William W. Jr.
Logan, James C.
Moore, Mary Elizabeth (gave plenary address)
Wingeier-Rayo, Philip


10. THEOLOGICAL ETHICS and CONTEMPORARY TECHNOLOGIES

Conveners: Sondra Wheeler & Stephen Plant

Presentations:

Bartels, Laura. “Wesley and Bonnet on ‘New Creation’.”
Challis, Phil. “Genetic Modification: Fact, Fiction, and Faith.”
Clough, David. “Theological Reflections on Cyberspace” (published as Unweaving the Web: Beginning to Think Theologically about the Internet [Cambridge: Grove Books, 2002]).
Honey, Colin. “Theological Reflections on Cloning” (published in Epworth Review 28.4 [2001]: 49–56).
Kiogora, Timothy. “Globalization: Technology, Ethics and the Battle for Time and Space.”
Knox, E. Richard. “Theological Ethics and Technological Change.”
Long, Stephen. “Theological Questions Concerning Technology” (incorporated into Introduction and Chapter 1 of John Wesley’s Moral Theology [Nashville: Kingswood Books, 2005]).
Madron, Thomas W. “Theological Issues in a Computerized World.”
Marquardt, Manfred. “The Kingdom of God in a Global Society.” (plenary lecture)
Oord, Thomas Jay. “Organismic Relatedness and Full-Orbed Love” (published as “Morals, Love, and Relations in Evolutionary Theory,” in The Evolution of Ethics: Human Morality in Biological and Religious Perspective, edited by Philip Clayton & Jeffery Schloss [Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2004], 287–301).

Other Participants/Respondents in Group:

Deeks, David G.
Dewire, Norman E.
Olson, Harriett Jane