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Didsbury Lectures

The 2018 Didsbury Lectures will be delivered by Professor Markus Bockmuehl.

Dates: 29 October – 1 November 2018

In 1979 the College instituted an annual lecture series, the Didsbury Lectures. Each year a series of four lectures is given by a leading scholar or theologian standing within the historic Christian faith.

For more information on the Didsbury Lectures please email enquiries@nazarene.ac.uk.

Lecturers appointed to date include the following

Inaugural Lecturer

  • 1979 Professor F F Bruce

Lecturers of the 1980’s

  • 1980 The Revd Professor I Howard Marshall
  • 1981 The Revd Professor James Atkinson
  • 1982 The Very Revd Professor T F Torrance
  • 1983 The Revd Professor C K Barrett
  • 1984 The Revd Dr A R G Deasley
  • 1985 Dr Donald P Guthrie
  • 1986 Professor A F Walls
  • 1987 The Revd Dr A Skevington Wood
  • 1988 The Revd Professor Morna D Hooker
  • 1989 The Revd Professor Ronald E Clements

Lecturers of the 1990’s

  • 1990 The Revd Professor Colin E Gunton
  • 1991 The Revd Professor J D G Dunn
  • 1992 The Revd Dr PM Bassett
  • 1993 Professor David J A Clines
  • 1994 The Revd Professor James B Torrance
  • 1995 The Revd Dr R T France
  • 1996 Professor Richard Bauckham
  • 1997 Professor H G M Williamson
  • 1998 Professor David Bebbington
  • 1999 Professor L W Hurtado

Lecturers of the 2000’s

  • 2000 Professor Clark Pinnock
  • 2001 Professor Robert P Gordon
  • 2002 The Revd Dr Herbert McGonigle
  • 2003 Professor David Wright
  • 2004 The Very Revd Dr Stephen S Smalley
  • 2005 The Rt Revd Dr N T Wright
  • 2006 Professor Alan P F Sell
  • 2007 Dr Elaine Storkey
  • 2008 Dr Kent E Brower
  • 2009 Professor Alan Torrance

Lecturers of the 2010’s

  • 2010 Professor George Brooke
  • 2011 Professor Nigel Biggar
  • 2012 Dr Thomas A Noble
  • 2013 Professor Gordon Wenham
  • 2014 Professor Frances Young
  • 2015 Professor Elaine Graham
  • 2016 Professor Michael Gorman
  • 2017 Professors Philip & Loveday Alexander

Resources from previous lectures

2014

The 2014 lectures were delivered by Professor Frances M Young, with the theme ‘Construing the Cross: Symbol and Image, Word and Action.’ You can find and watch the lectures again on the Livestream channel. You can also download the accompanying PowerPoint presentations for each night:

2015

The 2015 Didsbury Lectures were delivered by Professor Elaine Graham, from October 19-22. The theme was: “Apologetics without Apology: rethinking Christian witness in a post-secular world” The lectures were Livestreamed at http://www.livestream.com/ntcmanchester.

2016

The 2016 Didsbury Lectures were delivered by Professor Michael Gorman, from October 24-27. The lectures were titled ‘Missional Theosis in the Gospel of John’. Recordings and handouts can be downloaded below:

2017

The 2017 Didsbury Lectures were delivered by Professors Philip & Loveday Alexander, from October 23-26. The lectures were titled ‘Priesthood and Sacrifice in the Epistle to the Hebrews’. Recordings can be downloaded below: