189 South Norwood Hill
Special guest speaker Professor Alec Ryrie will give two lectures, the first on the early history of (or lack of) protestant mission, the second on the recent history of un-belief:
11.15 – 12.45 ‘Evangelicals against Evangelism: Why Early Protestants Were Not Missionaries’
13.45 – 15.30 ‘Jesus, Hitler and the Abolition of God’
The event will be followed by marking the publication of Professor Ryrie’s new book, Unbelievers – An Emotional History of Doubt (copies will be available for purchase at the end of the event). (This paper will be followed by a short response from Nick Spencer, senior fellow of Theos Thinktank).
Alec Ryrie is the Professor of the History of Christianity at Durham University, a co-editor of the Journal of Ecclesiastical History, and the author of numerous highly acclaimed books. He is a Fellow of the British Academy (2019- ), the Gresham Professor of Divinity (2018-21), and the President of the Ecclesiastical History Society (2019-20).
Both lectures will be open and free to the public, although donations are welcome. Lunch will be available between the two sessions. Lunches start at £2 per person. Please confirm your attendance by 12pm on 29 November and let us know if you plan to purchase a lunch.
Live streaming will be available (by prior request only) for those who cannot attend in person. You will need to contact us and provide a valid email address. A link will be sent to the email address provided within 24 hours of the event start time.