After quite a bit of work, I am delighted to announce that beginning on Sept 17th, 2013 the Ridley Institute, the school of theology at St. Andrew’s Church ~ Mt. Pleasant, SC, will host “An Introduction to Reformation Anglicanism,” a ten-week lecture series aimed at teaching the history and theology of the English Reformation.
Visiting lecturers include former Archbishop of Sidney, Dr. Peter Jensen and the current Archbishop of Kenya, Dr. Eliud Wabukala. Renowned Cranmer scholar, Dr. Ashley Null and the Dean of Gordon-Conwell (Jacksonville), Dr. Ryan Reeves planned the course and have assembled an exceptional team of Reformation scholars for this very special series.
About the Course: The course begins on Sept 17th and concludes on Nov 19th. Each evening begins with a catered dinner at 6:30, followed by worship and the live lecture. The lecture is followed by a time of reflection before participants engage directly with the lecturer for a time of Q & A. You can register by visiting TheRidleyInstitute.com.
I am especially pleased to inform you that for the first time ever, churches outside the Charleston area can participate in the lecture series via live-streaming for a modest fee. My hope is that some of your congregations and/or deaneries might find this attractive. You may contact The Rev’d Robert Sturdy (RSturdy@WeAreStAndrews.com) or Nancy Sapakoff (NSapakoff@WeAreStAndrews.com), for more details.
Ridley Institute: The Ridley Institute is the school of theology at St. Andrew’s, Mount Pleasant. Ridley currently offers introductory courses in Christian theology for the laity, as well as more advanced certificate courses for Christian Leadership in the Marketplace. For more information, visit us at TheRidleyInstitute.com or contact the Director of the Ridley Institute directly, at RSturdy@WeAreStAndrews.com.
Course Topics and Guest Speakers:
Sept 17: Erasmus and Tudor Humanism
taught by Dr. Gerald Bray (Research Professor, Beeson Divinity/ Distinguished Professor of Historical Theology, Knox Theological Seminary/ Director of Latimer Trust at Oak Hill, London)
Sept 24: Luther and Early English Evangelicals
taught by Dr. Korey Maas (Assistant Professor of History, Hillsdale College)
Oct 1: The ‘Divorce’
taught by Dr. Ryan Reeves (Dean of Gordon Conwell, Jacksonville Fl.)
Oct 8: Henrician Reformation: ‘A Catholic Church without the Pope?’
taught by Dr. G.W. Bernard (Professor at the University of Southhampton/ Editor of the English Historical Review)
Oct 15: Edwardian Revolution of Saving Grace: Cranmer
taught by Dr. Ashley Null (Author of Thomas Cranmer’s Doctrine of Repentance/ Theological Advisor to the Diocese of the Carolinas/ Senior Research Fellow of the Ridley Institute)
Oct 22: The Elizabethan Settlement of a Generous Protestantism: Jewel and Hooker
taught by Dr. Torrance Kirby (Professor Ecclesiastical History, McGill University/ Director of the Center for Research on Religion/ Fellow of the Royal Historical Society)
Oct 29: The Bible as Apostolic Teaching
taught by Archbishop Peter Jensen (Archbishop of Sydney Australia and Metropolitan of the Province of New South Wales)
Nov 5: The Book of Homilies: The Church and Its Alluring Message
taught by Very Rev. Dr. Justyn Terry (Dean and President of Trinity School for Ministry/ Professor of Systematic Theology, Trinity School for Ministry)
Nov 12: The Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion: The Church and Its Mission
taught by Archbishop Eliud Wabukala (Archbishop of Kenya, Chairman of GAFCON)
Nov 19: The Book of Common Prayer (1559): Worship and Sacraments
taught by Rev. Dr. Bob Pritchard (Arthur Lee Kinsolving Professor of Christianity in America and Instructor in Liturgy, Virginia Theological Seminary)