The Newbigin House of Studies and Dr Paul Weston of Ridley Hall, Cambridge are pleased to offer the first Lesslie Newbigin Summer Institute this July in Cambridge, England.
According to Geoffrey Wainwright, a distinguished church historian at Duke University, when the history of the church in the twentieth century is finally told, if the church historians do their job right, Lesslie Newbigin will have to be considered one of top ten figures of the century. His experience and contribution to both the ecumenical and missionary movements have been "scarcely paralleled." This week-long seminar will explore his remarkable life in four stages: as a missionary in India, as a world Christian leader, as an Indian bishop, and as a prophet to Western culture. Each stage of his life will be examined in historical context with an eye to his tremendous significance for the shape of Christian mission in the 21st century.
Highlights of the week include:
- Expert teaching on the life and work of Lesslie Newbigin
- A closing banquet in a college of the University of Cambridge
- A historic walking tour of Cambridge
- A punt trip to The Orchard Tea Garden in Grantchester
Getting to Know Lesslie Newbigin
July 7-11, 2014
Trinity Hall, Cambridge University
For more information and to register, please visit the Newbigin House of Studies website. Space is limited to 25 participants from the United States and 25 participants from the UK and Europe. I encourage you to register as soon as possible to reserve your place in the seminar.
I hope that you will join us for this great week in Cambridge!
Director, Newbigin House of Studies