Nazarene Theological College (England)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Outside the main entrance
Nazarene Theological College
Other name
Former name
British Isles Nazarene College
MottoScholarship on Fire
Religious affiliation
Church of the Nazarene
Academic affiliation
University of Manchester
PrincipalRev Dr Deirdre Brower-Latz
DeanDr Peter Rae

The Nazarene Theological College (NTC) is an affiliated college of the University of Manchester,[1] offering theological degrees in various specialised disciplines across BA, MA, MPhil, and PhD. NTC has its roots in the Church of the Nazarene and belongs to the World Methodist Council.[2]


NTC offers a BA (Hons) in Theology, Practical Theology, and Youth Work. A Certificate in Theology (a one year course), and a Diploma in Theology (a two year course) are also offered. NTC offers 10 MA degrees, including an MA in Biblical Studies, Theology and Compassionate Ministry and Humanitarian/Development Practices. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master of Philosophy (MPhil) are also offered, with specialisms including: Church History, Wesley Studies/Wesleyan Tradition, Christian Theology, Old Testament Studies/Second Temple/Inter-Testamental Studies, New Testament Studies and Biblical Theology, Practical Theology, and Missiology.


NTC is located in Didsbury (south Manchester).


NTC is home to the Manchester Wesley Research Centre (MWRC), which collaborates with Oxford Brookes University in Publishing the Wesley and Methodist Studies Journal, published biannually by Penn State University Press.[3]

The Centre is a working partnership between a range of institutions:

Didsbury Lectures[edit]

For almost 40 years NTC has hosted the Didsbury Lectures, which was inaugurated by F. F. Bruce in 1979. These lectures last for four nights, and usually occur in the final few weeks of October.

Lecturers of the 1980s[edit]

Lecturers of the 1990s[edit]

Lecturers of the 2000s[edit]

Lecturers of the 2010s[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Collaborative partnerships - School of Arts, Languages and Cultures - The University of Manchester". Retrieved 2017-04-18.
  2. ^ Greene, Linda (2002). World Methodist Council: Handbook of Information, 2002–2006. World Methodist Council. ASIN B000FGLPYO.
  3. ^ Hammond & Gibson, Geordan & William (2012). Wesley and Methodist Studies. Clements. pp. 1–3. ISBN 9781926798134.