Wesley Studies News
Joint Wesleyan-Pentecostal Symposium, featuring Donald W. Dayton
I'm pleased to announce that next year's Wesley Symposium, scheduled for March 22, 2016, will be a joint Wesleyan-Pentecostal event. While Wesleyans and Pentecostals have significant differences, we also share a common spiritual and theological heritage in the Holiness Movement. Many early Pentecostal leaders had Holiness roots, and Pentecostals and Wesleyans still share a common perspective on many matters.
Donald W. Dayton has been one of the key voices in identifying the connections between our two traditions. He is widely regarded as a leading voice in both Wesleyan and Pentecostal scholarship, and has served as President of both the Wesleyan Theological Society and the Society for Pentecostal Studies. It will be an honour to host Dr. Dayton at next year's Symposium.
I will be coordinating this event along with Dr. Van Johnson, Dean of Master's Pentecostal Seminary and Adjunct Professor of New Testament at Tyndale. Our theme is "the role of experience in theology," and we are looking for papers from both Wesleyans and Pentecostals. If you would like to present a paper, or would like to suggest a potential presenter, please let me know.