2020 Whitley Lecture
Finding A Friend: The Baptist Encounter With Judaism
Didsbury Baptist Church, Manchester
Wednesday 22 April
Starting at 19:30
is delivering the 2020 Whitley lecture based on this abstract:
Ever since the horrific events of the Holocaust, the relationship of Christianity to Judaism has been under constant review. Many Christian denominations have made great strides toward a much closer rapprochement with Judaism. This lecture will ask where British Baptists stand in relation to this sea change in Christian-Jewish relations. It will identify potential problems in the theology, exegesis and preaching of Baptists. It will offer examples of friendly engagement between Baptists and Jews, examine possible impediments to the development of a closer relationship, and propose constructive suggestions for deepening the encounter of Baptists with Judaism into the future.
Are Baptist churches sometimes guilty of unwitting anti-Judaism? What is the state of play for Baptist-Jewish relations? This lecture will examine these and similar questions. Drawing on the positive side of Baptist history and practice, it will offer guidelines for encouraging a greater regard for Judaism and a closer friendship with Jews.
There is no need to book for the lecture, but please contact the venue for further clarification
Please contact Robert Parkinson
for more information on the lecture, and if you would like to book him to speak at another venue.
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Other dates for the lecture include:
Regent's Park College
: Tuesday 25 February, 15:45
South Wales Baptist College
: Friday 6 March, 15:00
Spurgeon's Baptist College:
Wednesday 18 March, 11:15
Luther King House, Manchester
: Monday 23 March, 19:30
Bristol Baptist College
: Wednesday 20 May, 11.30