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Twelfth Institute


Christ Church, August 12 – August 21, 2007

Attendance: 232 full and associate members

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Pre-Conference for Third World persons at Christ Church (August 9-12) Report of the Pre-Conference

Keynote Speaker:

William H. Willimon
What If Wesley was Right?”*

Other Plenary Speakers:

Ivan Abrahams
A Different World is Possible: Positioning the Church in the 21st Century.”*

Lung-Kwon Lo
Ecclesiology from the Perspective of Scriptures within Wesleyan and Asian Contexts.”*

Robin Lovin
Human Rights, Vocation, and Human Dignity.”*

Tim Macquiban
‘Work on Earth and Rest in Heaven’: A Theology of Vocation in the Writings of Charles Wesley.”*

Paulo Ayres Mattos
‘The World is My Parish – Is It?’: Wesleyan Ecclesio-Missiological Considerations from a Contemporary Latin American Perspective.”*

Marjorie Suchocki
Christian Perfection: A Wesleyan/Process Perspective on Ecclesiology.”*

Covenant Service Sermon:
Hope Morgan Ward
Radiant and Intermingled” (Matthew 5:14-16)

Working Groups:

  1. Biblical Studies
  2. Wesley Studies and Early Methodism
  3. History and Development of Methodism (post-Wesley)
  4. Systematic Theology
  5. Mission and Evangelism
  6. Ethics, Economics, and Globalization
  7. Christian Formation
  8. Science, Technology and Public Policy
  9. Worship and Spirituality
  10. Ecumenism and Other Faiths

Observer: Donald Bolen (Roman Catholic)

*Marked papers were published as proceedings of this Institute in:
Meeks, M. Douglas, ed. Our Calling to Fulfill: Wesleyan Views of the Church in Mission. Nashville: Kingswood Books, 2009.
(The text of Meeks’s Introduction)