Nazarene Theological College (England)
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|British Isles Nazarene College|
|Motto||Scholarship on Fire|
|Church of the Nazarene|
|University of Manchester|
|Principal||Rev Dr Deirdre Brower-Latz|
|Dean||Dr Peter Rae|
The Nazarene Theological College (NTC) is an affiliated college of the University of Manchester, 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.
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.
The Centre is a working partnership between a range of institutions:
- Nazarene Theological College
- The University of Manchester John Rylands Library
- The University of Manchester Religions and Theology Subject Area
- The International Board of Education of the Church of the Nazarene
- Nazarene Theological Seminary
- Cliff College
- Point Loma Nazarene University
- Asbury Theological Seminary
- Asbury University
- Pentecostal Theological Seminary
- Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University
- and Northwest Nazarene University.
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
- 1980 The Revd Professor I Howard Marshall
- 1981 The Revd Professor James Atkinson
- 1982 The Very Revd Professor T F Torrance
- 1983 The Revd Professor C K Barrett
- 1984 The Revd Dr A R G Deasley
- 1985 Dr Donald P Guthrie
- 1986 Professor A F Walls
- 1987 The Revd Dr A Skevington Wood
- 1988 Professor Morna D Hooker
- 1989 The Revd Professor Ronald E Clements
Lecturers of the 1990s
- 1990 The Revd Professor Colin E Gunton
- 1991 The Revd Professor J D G Dunn
- 1992 The Revd Dr PM Bassett
- 1993 Professor David J A Clines
- 1994 The Revd Professor James B Torrance
- 1995 The Revd Dr R T France
- 1996 Professor Richard Bauckham
- 1997 Professor H G M Williamson
- 1998 Professor David Bebbington
- 1999 Professor L W Hurtado
Lecturers of the 2000s
- 2000 Professor Clark Pinnock
- 2001 Professor Robert P Gordon
- 2002 The Revd Dr Herbert McGonigle
- 2003 Professor David Wright
- 2004 The Very Revd Dr Stephen S Smalley
- 2005 The Rt Revd Dr N T Wright
- 2006 Professor Alan P F Sell
- 2007 Dr Elaine Storkey
- 2008 Dr Kent E Brower
- 2009 Professor Alan Torrance
Lecturers of the 2010s
- 2010 Professor George J. Brooke
- 2011 Professor Nigel Biggar
- 2012 Dr Thomas A Noble
- 2013 Professor Gordon Wenham
- 2014 Professor Frances Young
- 2015 Professor Elaine Graham
- 2016 Professor Michael J. Gorman
- 2017 Professor Philip Alexander and Canon Professor Loveday Alexander
- "Collaborative partnerships - School of Arts, Languages and Cultures - The University of Manchester". www.alc.manchester.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
- Greene, Linda (2002). World Methodist Council: Handbook of Information, 2002–2006. World Methodist Council. ASIN B000FGLPYO.
- Hammond & Gibson, Geordan & William (2012). Wesley and Methodist Studies. Clements. pp. 1–3. ISBN 9781926798134.