Descent of the Dove: Knowing and Loving in Spirit and Truth
Pusey House Theological Conference
Monday, 4 July to Wednesday, 6 July 2022
Descent of the Dove: Knowing and Loving in Spirit and Truth will consider the person and work of the Holy Spirit, and the inevitable transformation which any knowledge of, faith in, or encounter with, the Holy Spirit both invites and enables.
We have an inspiring group of speakers to guide and enlighten us on this journey: Lewis Ayres, Richard Conrad, Susan Gillingham, Jonathan Goodall, Malcolm Guite, Carol Harrison, Karen Kilby, Matthew Levering, Jack Levison, Andrew Louth, John McGuckin, Oliver O’Donovan, Marcus Plested, Ephraim Radner, Gary Thorne, Graham Tomlin, Robin Ward, Kallistos Ware, Rowan Williams, Judith Wolfe, and N T Wright (more info in the document attached).
We hope that the conference will serve not only the furnishing of our minds, but also the transforming of our lives and communities by the indwelling and work of the Holy Spirit. We welcome theological students, lay members of the Church, clergy, academic theologians, and those interested in the subject more generally.
As an expression of the conviction that the theme which we are considering is most helpfully addressed from within the worshipping life of the Church, the conference will be framed by, and interspersed with opportunities for collective worship, even if not all those attending the conference will be able to participate in all of the worship.
It is our hope that this conference and others like it in the future will contribute in a small way to that serious, disciplined, and patient recovery of the Church’s memory, which shapes and encourages a renewed and renewing encounter with the risen and ascended Christ, present in the Church and the world by the Holy Spirit.
The 2022 conference, delayed from 2020, will be the third of a series following ‘A Transforming Vision: Knowing and Loving the Triune God’ (2016), and ‘Totus Christus: Knowing and Loving the Son of Man’ (2018). The papers from these conferences have been published by SCM Press: A Transforming Vision (2018) and Christ Unabridged (2020).
Located in the heart of Oxford, Pusey House was founded to be ‘a house of sacred learning’, a place where theological study is encouraged alongside worship and prayer and in the context of a rich community life. Drawing on the tradition of renewal and resourcement inspired by the Oxford Movement, we seek to build a community where thoughtful and robust faith is nourished by beauty-inspired worship to form disciples in Christ for service in the Church and in the world.
Schedule: The conference will start at 2 pm on Monday 4 July, preceded by High Mass with sermon at 11 am, and will conclude on Wednesday 6 July after a summing up address by Rowan Williams, followed by Choral Evensong and sermon at 6:00 pm. A more detailed programme will be available later this year.
Registration: Registration will be available through the Pusey House website in October.
The last two conferences have been sold out.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.