Practical Theology Seminars

Anyone is welcome to attend Practical Theology Seminars. Information about the location and delivery of the seminars, including zoom links, is distributed through a mailing list that you can join by emailing Dr Ashley Cocksworth.

Below is the list of seminars that took place in the 2021-2022 academic year.  Please check back shortly for details of the 2022-2023 programme.

Autumn Semester

Thursday, 7 October 2021

Dr Nick Mayhew-Smith (University of Roehampton)
'Sacred Landscapes: Spiritual Connections to Nature in the Christian Tradition'

Thursday, 21 October 2021

Dr Jonas Ideström (Stockholm School of Theology)
'Tracing Church: Reflections on Sociomateriality and Ecclesiology'

Thursday, 11 November 2021

Prof Nicola Slee (The Queen's Foundation, Birmingham)
'Empathy and Immersion as Theological Values in Qualitative Research'

Thursday, 18 November 2021

Prof Robert Beckford (University of Winchester)
'Duppy Conqueror: Experience, Exorcism, and Political Praxis'

Thursday, 2 December 2021

Dr Eve Parker (Durham University)
'Resisting Whiteness in Theological Education with the Sacred Sex Workers of the South Indian Village'

Thursday, 9 December 2021

Dr Julia Ipgrave (University of Roehampton)
'The Production and Contestation of Meaning in Places of Interreligious Engagement'
With a response from Dr Andrew Rogers (University of Roehampton)

Spring Semester

Thursday, 27 January 2022

Paper 1: Sheryl Arthur (University of Roehampton)
'A Pneumatological Approach to Corporate Theological Reflection: A Pentecostal Approach'.
Paper 2: Dr Emma Pavey (Susanna Wesley Foundation)
'Collaborate and Listen: Process Theology, Freedom and Power'

Thursday, 10 February 2022

Dr Alisha Lola Jones (University of Cambridge)
'"I am Delivert!": Black Musical Masculinities and The Art of Enflaming Worship'

Thursday, 3 March 2022

Dr Anderson Jeremiah (Lancaster University)
'Resourcing Christian Theology in the Context of World Christianity'

Thursday, 17 March 2022

Prof Rowan Williams (University of Cambridge)*
'Creed and Worship: some insights from history'

Thursday, 28 April 2022

Prof Andrew Root (Luther Seminary, St Paul)
'The Waiting Church: Rethinking Action in Practical Theology or What Pastor Karl Barth Learned from the Blumhardts'

Thursday, 5 May 2022

Dr Katie Cross (University of Aberdeen)
'Nones or Dones? Theology for Church Leavers'

Thursday, 19 May 2022*

Prof Abby Day (Goldsmiths, University of London)
'This is what Christ Commanded: Belief and Behaviour amongst Older Laywomen'

Thursday, 9 June 2022*

Prof David F. Ford (University of Cambridge)
'Rereading and Reciting; Identity and Presence: Sixty Years of Experiencing Creed, Liturgy, and the Bible'

* These seminars are part of the Faith Long Lived: An Ecumenical Study of Experiences of Saying Creeds among Older Christians project led by Ash Cocksworth, Clare Watkins, Andrew Rogers and James Butler. We are grateful to The Southlands Methodist Trust for funding this research.