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The 2019 MWRC Annual Lecture

Event — 22nd February 2019

‘The Fall of Wisdom: Reflections on Evil and the Purposes of God’

Tuesday 18 June 2019, 5:00pm.

The 2019 MWRC Annual Lecture will be given by Dr Chris E. W. Green, Professor of Theology at Southeastern University. 

J.B. Maclagan Chapel on the campus of Nazarene Theological College.

This lecture explores the doctrine of evil from four perspectives: wickedness, corruption, calamity, and sin. Contending that original wickedness is deeper than original sin, the lecture suggests that the “pre-Edenic” power of wickedness brought about the corruption that still confronts us in the “natural” world. In short, creation is not what it should be, not what it will be. Right from the beginning, evil has been present with us. Once this is understood, we must radically reconfigure familiar Wesleyan and Pentecostal theologies of sin and providence, as well as pastoral and missional practices.

This lecture is free and open to the public and will be live-streamed online.

Image: William Blake, Elohim Creating Adam (1795–c.1805) with kind permission from the Tate Gallery