Draft Durham Conference Programme 15-17 Sept

Ecclesial Practices

Symposium on Ecclesiology and Ethnography

15-17 September 2015

St John’s College, Durham

 

DRAFT PROGRAMME

 

Tuesday 15th September  

11.30am Arrivals- Tea and Coffee

1.00am Lunch

2.00pm  Plenary Session 1

  • Sarah Dunlop: The Ecclesiology of the Megachurch
  • Paul Fiddes: Hauerwas and Healy: assessing a conflict over the centrality of ecclesiology

4.00pm  Tea

4.30pm  Session 2

Room 1

  • Ann Harrison: ‘You’re the Risen One, heaven’s Champion': An ancient/modern image of Christ in congregational song”.
  • Kristina Helgesson Kjellin: “It means a lot to pray in amarigna”. An anthropological study of identity formation and belonging among members of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus in Stockholm, Sweden

Room 2

  • Jakob Egeris Thorsen: Towards a Material Ecclesiology – An Attempt from Santiago Atitlán (Guatemala).
  • Birgitte Lerheim and Roger Jensen: Practicing Godparentship in the Church of Norway

6.30pm  Evening Meal

7.00pm  Evening Session

Room 1

  • Steve Taylor: Activist research: an examination of lived practices in ethnography and ecclesiology
  • Henk de Roest: “The Church on Shaky Ground. A Qualitative Enquiry. “

Room 2

  • Lieve Orye: Keeping descriptions alive: How to follow church forward?

 

 

Wednesday 16th September

8.00 Breakfast

9.00am  Plenary Session 3

  • Ulla Schmidt & Kirstine Helboe Johansen: Lived Anthropologies in a Local Church
  • Lapyan Kung & Weizhong Zuo: The Practice of Calvinist Theology in China: A Case Study of Four Churches
  • Talk about the journal

11.00am            Coffee

11.30pm Session 4 (30 Minute papers)

Room1

  • Joanne McKenzie: ‘The person God made me to be’: Negotiating Class and Evangelical Identity
  • Tim Edge: “Identifying the Theology of the Christian Volunteer in the Church of England working outside their Congregation.”
  • Carol Marples: The interface of Installation art and Worship

Room 2

  • Derrick L. Watson: imagining commonties: interruptions on a material site
  • Arne Olsson: Brokers in reconciliation work – strengths and weaknesses
  • Hans Schaeffer: Practical Ecclesiology and the Role of Liturgy

Room 3

  • Jasper Bosman: Celebrating the Lord’s Supper as Act of Moral Formation
  • Nadine van Hierden & Marinka Verburg: “processes of making meaning” in the “Fresh Expressions” of the Dutch Protestants Church
  • James Butler: The Practices of Small Missional Communities and how they resource and sustain Social Engagement

1.00pm  Lunch

2.00pm  Session 5

Room 1

  • Steve Holmes: Performing catholicity: why ecclesiology needs ethnography
  • Mike Higton: Doctrine and Ethnography

Room 2

  • Tone Stangeland Kaufman & Jonas Ideström: Church and Action – Ecclesiological aspects in action research

Room 3

  • Tim Pratt: Curating Congregational Change Amidst Crisis Involving Ministerial Departure: Transitional Ministry
  • Maggi Dawn: Sing to the Lord a New Song: a study into how songs become established in church repertoires

4.00pm  Tea

4.30pm Session 6 (30 Minute papers)

Room1

  • Andreas Holmberg: Ecclesiology from the margins. How parishes in the periphery contribute to a renewed ecclesiology
  • Sunniva Gylver: Exploring the professional self-understanding and ecclesiological thinking of folk church clergy!
  • Alison Fenton: Flourishing and Respectability: Some Christening Stories’

Room 2

  • Teresia Derlen: From Cottage to Cathedral. Exploring the possible diversity in Eucharistic understanding between Church leadership and laity in 17th century Sweden.
  • Julie Gittoes: Going beyond our frontiers: an ecclesiology open to the divine light
  • Timothy K. Snyder: Lives of Work between Theology & Social Research

Room 3

  • Christopher Button: Person Centred Theology: What does theology have to say to the person centred approach in The Salvation Army Homelessness Unit
  • Mark Scanlan: Possibility, Fragility and Ambiguity: Seeking the Church in the Ministry of Youth Groups
  • Deborah Joy Allan: Sociology and the Spirit: Qualitative Research in ‘Holy Ghost Communities.’

6.30pm  Evening Meal

 

Thursday 17th September

8.00am Breakfast

9.00am  Session 7

Room1

  • Helen Cameron: Towards a theology of governance for a global denomination
  • David Goodhew: Church Growth in the NE

Room 2

  • Gretchen Schoon Tanis: Attractive Christianity: The Cultural Theology of Young Life
  • Kirsten Donskov Felter: Present and truly human. Ideals of pastoral practice among ordinary members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Denmark

11.15    am        Coffee

11.30.am Session 8

  • Christopher Craig Brittain: Getting God Back In? On Ethnography, Critical Realism and Divine Action
  • Jonathan Miles Watson: Researching Catholics in Shimla

2.00pm  Lunch (OK to move lunch?)

Participants

Dr Sarah Dunlop, University of Birmingham

Prof. Paul Fiddes, University of Oxford

Ann Harrison, St John’s College Durham

Dr Kristina Helgesson Kjellin, Church of Sweden Research Unit

Dr Jakob Egeris Thorsen, Aarhus University, Denmark

Dr Steve Taylor, Uniting College and Flinders University, Australia

Prof. Henk de Roest, Protestant Theological University, The Netherlands

Dr Lieve Orye, Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium

Knut Tveitereid, NLA University College, Bergen, Norway

Prof. Ulla Schmidt and Dr Kirstine Helboe Johansen, Aarhus Univeristy, Denmark

Prof. Lapyan Kung and Weizhong Zuo, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Joanne McKenzie, Durham University

Tim Edge, Durham University

Carol Marples, University of St Andrews

Derrick L. Watson, University of Chester

Arne Olsson, University of Lund, Sweden

Jasper Bosman, Kampen Theological University, The Netherlands

Nadine van Hierden and Marinka Verburg, Protestant Theological University, The Netherlands

James Butler, Durham University

Dr Steve Holmes, University of St Andrews

Prof. Mike Higton, Durham University

Dr Gretchen Schoon Tanis, UOL

Dr Tone Stangeland Kaufman, MF The Norwegian School of Theology, Oslo

Dr Jonas Ideström, Church of Sweden Research Unit

Tim Pratt, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand

Dr Maggi Dawn, Insitute of Sacred Musc, Yale Divinity School, USA

Andreas Holmberg, Church of Sweden

Sunniva Gylver, MF The Norwegian School of Theology, Oslo, Norway

Alison Fenton, Durham University

Teresia Derlen, King’s College, London

Dr Julie Gittoes, Guildford Cathedral

Timothy K. Snyder, University of Boston, USA

Christopher Button, King’s College, London

Mark Scanlan, Durham University

Deborah Joy Allan, University of Aberdeen

Prof. John Swinton, University of Aberdeen

Dr Helen Cameron, Rippon College, Cuddesdon

Dr David Goodhew, Cranmer Hall, University of Durham

Dr Hans Schaeffer, Theological University of Kampen, The Netherlands

Kirsten Donskov Felter, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Dr Christopher Craig Brittain, University of Aberdeen

Prof. Pete Ward, Durham University, MF The Norwegian School of Theology and NLA University College Bergen

Dr Jonathan Miles Watson, Durham University

Dr Birgitte Lerheim, Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo, Norway

Dr Roger Jensen, The Pilgrim Centre of Oslo, Norway

Greg Ryan, Durham University

Dr Simon Hill, Ecclesial Practices Journal

Dr Andrew Rogers, University of Roehampton

Matthew Prevett, Westminster College, Cambridge and University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Dr Kirstine Helboe Johansen, University of Aarhus

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CFP on Taize

The Taizé Community:

A Symposium at Sarum College

Fri 30 October 2015, 12:00 to Sat 31 October, 16:00

CALL FOR PAPERS

Leaders of the established Christian churches—popes, metropolitans, archbishops of Canterbury—would visit with amazement. They could not understand how, as the world turned unremittingly secular and their own churches dwindled down to congregations

of old women, one monastery in France could be crammed with the noisy, enthusiastic, back-packing young … Pope John Paul II called Taizé “a spring of water”.

The Economist, August 25, 2005

Sarum College is the venue for an academic symposium that will explore and review

the significance of the Taizé Community in the 75th year since the founding of the Taizé community (also the centenary anniversary of the birth of its founder, Brother Roger).

The symposium aims to create the opportunity to assemble a wide variety of contributors whose work and study relates to the unique phenomenon of the Taizé Community. It is hoped that the Taizé Community will be represented at the symposium and that a selection of the papers will result in a publication.

Proposals for papers are invited which will provoke engagement with the Taizé Community. Long

(35 minutes) and short (20 minutes) papers are welcome on the following or other related topics:

  • The life and work of Brother Roger Schütz
  • Taizé and reconciliation in the post-2nd World War period
  • The influence and life of Taizé brothers e.g. Max Thurian
  • Taizé and its liturgical life e.g. music, communal daily prayer, silence
  • Taizé and its attraction for young people
  • Taizé and Christian witness in secularised society
  • Taizé as a monastic community
  • Taizé as a place of pilgrimage
  • The relationship of Taizé to historic Christian traditions
  • Taizé worldwide e.g. ‘Pilgrimage of Trust on Earth’
  • Taizé as a community of virtues
  • Commentators on Taizé e.g. Olivier Clément, Paul Ricouer

Short abstracts of up to 250 words, accompanied by a brief (up to 100 words) author biography are to be sent to James Steven: jsteven@sarum.ac.uk.

Proposals are to be submitted by Monday 5 September 2015.

To book the Symposium go to www.sarum.ac.uk/taize.                  

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Ecclesial Practices 2:1 Now available

Great new edition of our journal just out.

http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/22144471

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New Book from Chris Scharen

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Here’s some of the things we have said about the book

In Fieldwork in Theology Christian Scharen marks a turning point in practical theology by arguing for the central place of qualitative empirical research in the study of the Christian church via a detailed engagement with continental philosophy. This book is an essential read for all of those embarking on ethnographic research in theology.”

Pete Ward, Durham University

“Scharen’s book does the seemingly impossible–combine a presentation of Pierre Bourdieu’s work with an introduction to ethnography from a theological perspective. Doing one of these would have been achievement; doing both well while having each feed the other is a double gift. It is sure to be a touchstone for theological ethnography for some time to come.”

Todd Whitmore, associate professor, Department of Theology, concurrent associate professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame

Fieldwork in Theology is remarkable in originality and scope. It combines a sophisticated parsing of social science theory with deep theological reflection to produce something that transcends both. Christian Scharen delivers an impassioned call for a carnal theology that seeks a disciplined understanding of the social world. Fieldwork in Theology deserves to be read by all who would seek to ground theology in the complexity of lived context.”

Omar M. McRoberts, author of Streets of Glory: Church and Community in a Black Urban Neighborhood

You can read more and order it here

http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/books/fieldwork-in-theology/347590

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Booking Now Open for Durham Conference

Booking Now Open for the

Conference on Ecclesiology and Ethnography

15-17 September 2015

St John’s College, Durham

The conference will run from lunchtime on the 15th until lunch on 17th Sept. We will be holding our usual folk music evening on the 16th.

Ensuite Room and all meals £187, Standard Room with shared bathroom and all meals £167, Meals Only £91. There are a limited number of ensuite rooms available and these will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

To book your place email Dr Sarah Dunlop Sarah Dunlop sarahlbdunlop@googlemail.com with your preferred option (ensuite, shared, or meals only)

Please note payment for the conference needs to be in cash or cheque payable on arrival

We welcome papers that explore the dynamic relationship between the theological and the lived in ecclesiology.

This conference is part of the Ecclesiology and Ethnography network, which seeks to draw together scholars working with theological approaches to qualitative research on the Christian Church. We encourage single and multi-authored papers. All papers are to be circulated prior to the event to enhance conference conversations and interaction.

Established scholars, doctoral students as well as pastor/scholars working in church settings are welcome to propose papers. As per previous years there will be mix of plenary presentations and shorter papers. Proposals are due on June 1.  Please send your abstract and title (no more than 500 words), along with contact to Prof. Pete Ward peter.ward@durham.ac.uk

website: https://ecclesiologyandethnography.wordpress.com

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Durham 2015 CFP

Call For Papers

Conference on Ecclesiology and Ethnography

15-17 September 2015

St John’s College, Durham

We welcome papers that explore the dynamic relationship between the theological and the lived in ecclesiology.

This conference is part of the Ecclesiology and Ethnography network, which seeks to draw together scholars working with theological approaches to qualitative research on the Christian Church. We encourage single and multi-authored papers. All papers are to be circulated prior to the event to enhance conference conversations and interaction.

Established scholars, doctoral students as well as pastor/scholars working in church settings are welcome to propose papers. As per previous years there will be mix of plenary presentations and shorter papers. Proposals are due on June 1.  Please send your abstract and title (no more than 500 words), along with contact to Prof. Pete Ward peter.ward@durham.ac.uk

The conference will run from lunchtime on the 15th until lunch on 17th Sept. We will be holding our usual folk music evening on the 16th.

We will shortly be posting the booking details for the Conference.

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Joint Session at the AAR

CO-SPONSORED SESSION for the American Academy of Religion in Atlanta, November 2015.
Ecclesial Practices Group and the Society for the Study of Anglicanism

Call for Papers:
We encourage submissions that use ethnographic or qualitative methods for their theological reflection in a variety of ecclesial traditions. We particularly invite papers that focus on conflict and reconciliation. We welcome papers that consider both the socio-political and personal-communal dimensions of conflict and reconciliation as they impact World Anglicanism and other ecclesial communities. Papers may focus on (but are not limited to) such topics as race and police violence, issues of inclusion (e.g., conflicts around sexuality), ecclesial relations with first peoples/indigenous peoples, clergy sexual abuse, as well as issues of local ecclesial conflicts of various sorts (e.g., ‘worship wars’).

Method:
PAPERS
Process:
Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members until after final acceptance/rejection
Leadership:
Chair
Mary McClintock Fulkerson, mfulkerson@div.duke.edu
Natalie Wigg-Stevenson, natalie.wigg@utoronto.ca
Steering Committee
Christian A. B. Scharen, cscharen@auburnseminary.org
Jonas Idestrom, jonas.idestrom@svenskakyrkan.se
Natalie Wigg-Stevenson, natalie.wigg@utoronto.ca
Peter Ward, peter.ward@durham.ac.uk
Timothy Snyder, tksnyder@bu.edu
Tone Stangeland Kaufman, tkaufman@mf.no

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