The Charles Wesley Society 2019 Annual Meeting
Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington DC
Saturday, March 16—1:30 pm
Conference Registration ($30):
Conference Hotel: Marriot Courtyard, Bethesda/Chevy Chase 301.656.1500 —ask for the Wesleyan Theological Society rate
Contact Person: Patrick Eby, firstname.lastname@example.org
Theme: The Pietist Vein In The Work of Charles Wesley
Officers Meeting at noon
Papers beginning at 1:30 pm:
J. Steven O’Malley, Ph.D., Asbury Theological Seminary: Charles Wesley and the twofold Wesleyan soteriology in light of continental Protestant revival
Patrick Eby, Ph.D., Wesley Seminary (Indiana Wesleyan University): Pietist conversion narratives and Charles Wesley’s Pentecost.
Hank Spaulding, Ph.D., Mount Vernon Nazarene University: “The Loophole of Retreat: Charles Wesley’s Political Challenge to Isaac Watts”
The 2018 Annual Meeting will be held on August 9-11, 2018 at the New Room,
Bristol, England, on the theme of ‘Charles Wesley and Bristol.’ Please check back soon for registration information.
The registration for the CWS Meeting at Historic St. George’s Church in Philadelphia, PA, September 29-30, 2017 is now open. Please click on the link for the Meeting above and you will find meeting information and the links to the registration form and Paypal to pay for registration electronically. If you need assistance, please email Steven Hoskins at email@example.com.
There were several important developments arising in the recent annual meeting held at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California. Two new officers were elected: Patrick Eby, the Assistant Professor of Church History and Christian Ministry at Indiana Wesleyan University’s Wesley Seminary, was elected to replace Lester Ruth as president of the Society. To replace Dr. Eby as secretary, the Society elected Jennifer Woodruff Tait, managing editor of Christian History magazine. A new class of board members (2019) were also elected: Julie Lunn and Steven Hoskins. Outgoing president Lester Ruth expressed his appreciation to the Society for its support and to the incoming officers for their willingness to serve. The sites for the next two annual meetings of the Society were also confirmed: Philadelphia in the Fall of 2017 and Oxford in the Summer of 2018. More details will soon be forthcoming.
In the meeting itself several academic papers were presented as a session of the Wesleyan Theological Society. On the final afternoon several practical workshops were held for local musicians and preachers. Total attendance was about three dozen participants.
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Indices to the Society’s annual journal, entitled Proceedings, are now available. Click here to see indices sorted by author, subject, and issue.