Announcement of 2018 John Rylands Research Institute and Manchester Wesley Research Centre Visiting Research Fellows

The new research fellows have been announced: 

Dr Alan M. Guenther, Briercrest College and Seminary (Saskatchewan, Canada): ‘The Globalization of Methodist Worship’ focusing on the 19th century ‘growth of the number of songs from the United States and other countries included in Methodist hymnals published in Britain’, including contributions that may have come from converts in mission settings. He will be resident from 18 June to 30 July 2018.

Manchester Wesley Research Centre Visiting Research Fellows:

Dr Kimberley Ervin Alexander, School of Divinity, Regent University (Virginia): ‘Bearing Witness: Spirit Baptism in the Life of the Pentecostal and Her Community’ focusing on ‘the personal and communal meaning and significance of the experience of Spirit baptism for the Pentecostal tradition’. She will be resident from 24 June to 10 August 2018.

Dr Sarah Lancaster, Methodist Theological School in Ohio: work on volume 14 of The Works of John Wesley (Doctrinal and Controversial Treatises III) focusing on John Wesley's writings in response to the Moravians. She will be resident from 26 August to 15 September 2018.

Manchester Wesley Research Centre Sabbatical Fellow:

Revd Douglas Childress, Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary (Tallinn, Estonia): work on a seminary project on translating Wesley’s Standard Sermons and then preaching and publishing modern versions preached by current educators and church leaders in Estonian. He will be resident in August 2018.

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