Christian Heritage+Covenant Seminary | CAMBRIDGE
SUMMER SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY + CULTURE
JUNE 26 - 30, 2017

Apologetics Course Speakers

                           

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Andrew Fellows, Course Director
Director of Christian Heritage

Andrew was formerly chairman of L'Abri International Fellowship and the director of the England L'Abri from 1995-2015.  Andrew is also the leader for the Foundational Apologetics track for the European Leadership Forum.  Andrew has travelled extensively throughout Europe, lecturing to students, artists, and politicians on a wide array of subjects. Andrew is originally from Canada, but has lived in England more than half his life. He and Helen have four children -- Nathan, Sarah, Calvin and Hope. 



 

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Jon Thompson
Christian Heritage Philosophy Tutor
PhD Candidate in Philosophy, King's College London

Jon is a research student and teaching assistant in the philosophy faculty at King's College London. Jon earned a BA in Philosophy at the University of Alabama and an MA in philosophy at Heythrop College, University of London. His research interests are in moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. Jon has lectured on a range of issues in philosophy, including the relationship of Faith & Reason, the philosphy of Rene Descartes, and David Hume. He has worked with Christian Heritage as a tutor since 2012 and lives in Cambridge with his wonderful wife, Meredith.


 

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Arthur Keefer
Christian Heritage Theology Tutor
PhD Candidate in Old Testament, University of Cambridge

Arthur is a PhD student in Old Testament at the University of Cambridge.  Arthur earned a Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary and has published in numerous academic journals, including Journal of Biblical Literature, Biblical Theological Bulletin, and ZAW. He has written for newspapers such as The Washington Post and Le Monde diplomatique on the significance of religious faith, and has collaborated with Eastern Orthodox, Muslim, and Roman Catholic scholars. As the Decani Scholar at Clare College, Cambridge, Arthur assists with chapel life as well as the undergraduate and graduate communities. He works as the theological tutor for Christian Heritage, and is married to Emem.




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Adrienne Chaplin
King's College London

Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin (PhD) is a Teaching Fellow in Religion, Philosophy and the Arts at the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King's College, University of London. Originally from Amsterdam, she previously taught for eight years at the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto, where she was also an Associate Member of the Toronto School of Theology and served as President of the Canadian Society for Aesthetics. She is co-author of the book Art and Soul: Signposts for Christians in the Arts (IVP). Based in Cambridge, she speaks and writes for both academic and public audiences.

 
Course Description

Europe is a unique civilization, built on the pillars of a Christian worldview, yet these pillars have all but disappeared. Can Europe survive this loss in its present crisis? And how can a reformational view reshape the landscape in this battle for the heart of Europe? Andrew Fellows has developed his lectures on the seven pillars of Europe, looking at "When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do? Contending for the soul of Europe". Jon Thompson will focus on how the reformational worldview historically shaped the areas of philosophy and science, while Arthur will cover Islam's reformational values, such as God's rule over all of life and missiology, but how it is implemented in a very different way. Arthur will compare and contrast Christian and Islamic theologies of societal reformation with contemporary examples.


Venue

For several years now, Westminster College has provided the ideal venue for our Summer School. A theological college affiliated to Cambridge University, since 1844 it has served as a place for people to think through their faith and train for ministry. The college has recently undergone a major £7 million building project, so standards have never been higher. Of particular note to us, the bedrooms and lecture room have been stripped out and newly refurbished, with Wi-Fi connection.

All of the usual benefits of Westminster remain: high quality meals cooked by Westminster chefs, served in the beautiful dining hall; everything for the week is less than a three-minute walk away, with accommodation, lecture room, chapel and dining hall all in the same building -- all on the same corridor in fact. There is also on-site parking, with easy motorway access from the M11.

What's more, based at Westminster, course participants can enjoy all that Cambridge has to offer – majestic colleges and chapels, a lively market square, punting on the river, the Fitzwilliam Museum, and the historic Round Church. 

Cost

Standard non-residential: £445 - Includes all teaching sessions (22.5 hours in total), lunches, evening meals and refreshments.
Standard residential: £780 - Rooms at Westminster are limited, so you'll need to book early for first come, first serve. 

Special rates for full-time students:
Student non-residential: £280
Student residential: £575

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