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Archbishop Blanch Memorial Lecture

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Eden Lecture Theatre, Eden Building

Liverpool Hope University, Taggart Ave

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Renewal through engagement with the past or how knowing a bit of history can assist Christian identity and mission in this post-Christian culture

Interested in discovering how Christianity spread in its earliest centuries, despite being an underground minority facing opposition and persecution? Or finding out what was its distinctive character in a Roman world of competing gods and idols? Then join us for this year’s Archbishop Blanch Memorial Lecture on 17th October.

You’ll hear Rev Frances Young, explain how by answering such questions it’s possible to find a renewed confidence in what we have to communicate and guidance on how to embody it.

Emeritus Professor of Theology at the University of Birmingham, Rev Frances will uncover how this is a vital task for mission as we attempt to reconnect with a Western society where norms of behaviour and belief seem far removed from the Christian vision.

Please join us for drinks from 6.30 pm in the area outside the back of the Chapel.

You'll also have the opportunity to buy a selection of books from Liverpool Cathedral Shop. We are also delighted to announce that Hope University has reprinted the book 'World Our Orphanage: Studies in the Theology of the Bible' by Archbishop Stuart Blanch, which will be on sale at the Lecture for the reduced price of £5 (normal price £6).

Rev Frances Young

Frances Young is Emeritus Professor of Theology, University of Birmingham, where she held the Edward Cadbury Chair from 1986 to 2005. She taught New Testament and early Christian studies in Birmingham from 1971. She was ordained as a Methodist minister in 1984, and regularly leads worship locally, as well as responding to preaching invitations from various denominations across the country. She has always endeavoured to bridge academia and the life of the churches, engaging particularly in ecumenical activities and conferences, including the World Faith and Order Conference in Santiago di Compostela in 1993. For 45 years she and her husband cared for a son born with profound learning disabilities, now aged 50; Jean Vanier and the L’Arche communities have been an important influence.

About the Archbishop Blanch Memorial Lecture series.

Archbishop Stuart Blanch was a teaching Bishop, a theological educator of considerable skill.

The Archbishop Stuart Blanch Lecture series, established in his name, is intended to enable Christians -lay or ordained to understand and engage with issues of theology and contemporary society.

They aim to help address the ‘theological deficit’ identified in the recent Church of England report, ‘Setting God’s People Free’, a challenge for discipleship in today’s society.

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What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

You can find out how to get to Hope University Campus here.

Parking is £2.00 per car in the University grounds.

NB: Please leave plenty of time to park your car and walk to the venue as we are expecting large numbers and parking may prove difficult.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions or queries about the Archbishop Stuart Blanch Lecture series, please contact Margaret Short, Events Administrator.

T: 0151 705 2119

E: margaret.short@liverpool.anglican.org

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