Lesslie Newbigin Summer Institute
Lesslie Newbigin and the Household of God
July 10-13, 2017 at Westminster College Cambridge
2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. Lesslie Newbigin was trained in Presbyterian Reformed theology but was also deeply shaped by the 20th Century Ecumenical movement, which led him to reformulate some key Reformation emphases. In particular, he felt that the doctrines of justification and election had not been fully understood. He engaged the tradition but also challenged it in the light of the critical missionary situation facing the church in the West. Newbigin believed that these renewed perspectives were essential if the church was to unite and regain its missionary character.
Join us as we explore these vital themes and assess their implications for the mission of the church today.
Highlights of the week include:
- Expert teaching on the thought of Lesslie Newbigin and its contemporary implications
- Historic walking tours of Cambridge
- A punt trip in the historic centre of Cambridge
- Opportunities for discussion and relaxation
- Closing worship at the Chapel and a banquet at the Hall of Magdalene College (where C.S. Lewis was professor of Renaissance and Medieval Literature)