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Tenth Institute


Somerville College, August 12 – August 22, 1997

Attendance: 198 members + 5 visitors

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Pre-Conference for Third World persons at Somerville College

Keynote Speaker:

M. Douglas Meeks
Trinity, Community, and Power”*

Other Plenary Speakers:

Brian E. Beck

Roberta Bondi
Praying ‘Our Father’ and Formation in Love”*

Ted A. Campbell
‘Pure, Unbounded Love’: Doctrine about God in Historic Wesleyan Communities”*

José Míguez-Bonino
Salvation as the Work of the Trinity: An Attempt at a Holistic Understanding from a
Latin American Perspective” (Kirkpatrick Lecture)

Jürgen Moltmann
Perichoresis: An Old Magic Word for a New Theology”*

Gabriel Setiloane
“The Wesleyan Conversion Experience in Traditional African Practice”

J. Philip Wogaman
The Doctrine of God and Dilemmas of Power”*

Frances M. Young
Essence and Energies: Classical Trinitarianism and ‘Enthusiasm’”*

Working Groups

  1. Biblical Studies
  2. Contextual Theology
  3. Ecclesiology and Oikoumene
  4. Evangelism
  5. Global Mission and Political Economy
  6. History of Wesleyan Traditions (Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries)
  7. Practical Theology
  8. Spirituality and Discipleship
  9. Systematic Theology
  10. Wesley Studies

Observer: Francis Frost (Roman Catholic)

Note: a detailed schedule of this Institute, giving a sense of its rhythms, can be found in OXFORDnotes4.3

*Marked papers were published as proceedings of this Institute in:
Meeks, M. Douglas, ed. Trinity, Community, and Power: Mapping Trajectories in Wesleyan Theology. Nashville: Kingswood Books, 2000.
(The text of Meeks’s Introduction)