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Theology, Disability and the Body of Christ

Event — 3rd October 2019

Theology, Disability and the Body of Christ

Sharing stories about personhood and difference.

Friday, 31 Jan 2020, 10:30 – Saturday, 1 February 2020, 13:00

About this Event

Come join us as we gather together church leaders, theologians, and lay people to discuss the ways that disability opens up new patterns for Christian thought and practice.

NTC is collaborating with the University of Manchester to host Professor Brian Brock from the University of Aberdeen, one of the leading voices working on disability and Christianity today, to guide this conversation about disability. Together with Brian, we will be exploring matters of faith, personhood, and community through workshops, seminars, and lectures.

Book before 27th of January to confirm a place at the conference

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This event is a partnership between University of Manchester and Nazarene Theological College.


A light lunch is provided on the Friday and Saturday

Dinner is provided on the Friday evening

Tea and coffee is provided throughout the conference


NTC has limited accommodation available. Enquiries can be made through enquiries@nazarene.ac.uk

For off-site accommodation, please see this list of recommended sites: Download PDF



  • 10:30-11:00 Registration and refreshments
  • 11:00-12:30 Brian Brock – Disability and Theology
  • 12:30-2:00 Lunch
  • 2:00-3:30 Wondrously Wounded Book Panel
  • 3:30-4:00 Afternoon tea
  • 4:00-5:30 Jean Vanier and L’Arche
  • 6:00 Dinner and book launch


  • 9:00–10:30 Workshops
  • 10:30-11:00 Morning tea
  • 11:00-12:30 Concluding panel
  • 12:30-2:00 Lunch and close

Keynote Speaker:

Brian Brock Author of Wondrously Wounded: Theology, Disability, and the Body of Christ

Brian Brock holds a Chair in Christian Ethics at the School of Divinity, History, and Philosophy, University of Aberdeen. He is well known for his work on theology and disability, in which the notions of humanity and inhumanity as well as practices in which the “human” is established and denied are critically addressed.


Professor Frances Young, University of Birmingham

Revd Dr David McLachlan, Spurgeon’s College

Kate Bowen-Evans

L’Arche Manchester

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