Event — 27th April 2020
‘Another Look at the Methodist/Wesleyan Love Feast: Reception, Adaptation, and Emerging Possibilities’
MWRC Annual Lecture 2020
The 2020 lecture will be given by: Professor Karen B. Westerfield Tucker, Professor of Worship, Boston University School of Theology.
Date: Tuesday 16 June 2020 at 5pm
About the Lecture
“The love feast was a feature of early Methodism thanks to Moravian influences and to the Wesleys’ appreciation for what they saw as primitive Christian praxis.
As the Methodist movement spread across oceans and continents and into new denominations, the love feast was sometimes repurposed while still including some of the characteristic components of its earliest Methodist/Wesleyan expression—food-sharing, prayer, offerings of money and personal experiences, and song.
In this examination of the love feast in the global “Wesleyan tradition,” focus is placed on reception, adaptation, and reinterpretation from the nineteenth century to the present. Attention is then given to what a love feast (or an adaptation) might offer to Methodists/Wesleyans in a twenty-first century context.”
How you can watch the lecture
On the day of the lecture, if you have downloaded the Zoom program/app (https://zoom.us/download), you can join the virtual lecture theatre at: https://zoom.us/j/266089184. Alternatively, if you are using the app on a phone/tablet, you can simply open the app and type in this meeting ID: 266 089 184. You can also listen to the lecture live on the MWRC YouTube page; however, only those who join via Zoom will be able to ask questions.