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Eleventh Institute


Christ Church, August 13 – August 22, 2002

Attendance: 213 members + 3 visitors

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Pre-Conference for Third World persons at Christ Church

Keynote Speaker:

Randy L. Maddox
Nurturing the New Creation: Reflections on a Wesleyan Trajectory

Other Plenary Speakers:

Mvume Dandala
Methodism’s Mission to Ecological Challenges in Africa”*

Manfred Marquardt
The Kingdom of God in a Global Society”*

Néstor O. Míguez
The Old Creation in the New, the New Creation in the Old” (Kirkpatrick Lecture)*

Mary Elizabeth Moore
New Creation: Repentance, Reparation, and Reconciliation”*

Jong-Chun Park
Christian Perfection and Confucian Sage Learning: An Interreligious Dialogue in the Crisis of Life”*

Russell E. Richey
Methodism as New Creation: A Historical-Theological Enquiry”*

Josiah Young
Those Who Belong to Christ and the ‘This-Worldly’ Character of the New Creation”*

Sermon: Klaiber, Walter F. “The New Creation (Revelation 21:1–8).”

Working Groups:

  1. Biblical Studies
  2. Wesley Studies and Early Methodism
  3. Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Wesleyan Traditions
  4. Systematic Theology
  5. Christian Mission and Globalization
  6. Worship and Spirituality
  7. Ecumenism and Evangelism
  8. Ecclesiology and Discipleship
  9. Practical Theology
  10. Ethics, Contemporary Technologies, and the Integrity of Creation

Observers: Joseph Famérée (Roman Catholic), Mary Tanner (Anglican)

*Marked papers were published as proceedings of this Institute in:
Meeks, M. Douglas, ed. Wesleyan Perspectives on the New Creation. Nashville: Kingswood Books, 2004. (The text of Meeks’s Introduction)