Practical Theology Seminar Programme

Convener: Dr Ash Cocksworth

Seminars will be hybrid – please join either on campus or online
11.30 to 13.00
Room: Adam Room (GH.003)


Autumn Semester

12 Oct ‘Climate Anxiety and the Christian Virtue of Hope: Learning from Dietrich Bonhoeffer’
Dr Steven van den Hevuel (Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven)             

18 Oct (2pm) ‘From Black Theology to Black Lives Matter and Back Again’
An afternoon symposium with Professor Anthony Reddie (University of Oxford). Please e-mail to register interest.

18 Oct (7pm) ‘From Sam Sharp to Black Lives Matter: The Continued Struggle for Black Agency and Self-Determination’.
Professor Anthony Reddie (University of Oxford).
> This is the 2023 Sam Sharp Lecture at Whitelands College. Please register by following this link:

19 Oct ‘Age of the Spirit: Transnational Connections, Imaginaries and the Emergence of
Charismatic Renewal’
Dr John Maiden (Open University)

02 Nov ‘Soteriology from below: Salvation and Mission in a Post-Christendom Society'
Professor Stefan Pass (VU, Amsterdam)*

09 Nov ‘The Making of the Magdalene: Myth, Art and the Counter-Reformation’
Dr Siobhán Jolley (The National Gallery)

23 Nov Book Launch of (DTh researcher) Luke Larner’s Confounding the Mighty: Stories of Church, Social Class and Solidarity (SCM Press, 2023) with Luke Larner (University of Roehampton) and contributors*                      

07 Dec ‘Spiritual Care with Trans and Gender Diverse People’
Professor Susannah Cornwall (University of Exeter)


Spring Semester                      

25 Jan ‘Religious Liberty and the Law’
Baroness Hale (Former President of the Supreme Court)

08 Feb CMS seminar
Dr Harvey Kwiyani (CMS Oxford)*

22 Feb TARN seminar*
Dr James Butler and Dr Clare Watkins (University of Roehampton)

07 March ‘Politics, Liturgy and Mission’
Professor Martin Gainsborough (Bishop of Kingston)

14 March ‘Disability and the Resurrection of the Body: Identity and Imagination'
Dr Medi Volpe (Wesley House, Cambridge)

18 April ‘Practical Theology and Majority World Epistemology.
Dr Calida Chu (University of Nottingham)*

02 May ‘Sacramentality and Pentecostalism: Mediation, Matter and Movement of the Holy Spirit’
Professor Mark Cartledge (London School of Theology) 

The Practical Theology Seminars are generously supported by The Susanna Wesley Foundation.

*online only

Ash Cocksworth