The 'George Whitefield at 300' conferene took place at Pembroke College, Oxford in June 2014. The conference brought together 60 scholars to share and discuss the fruits of their research on Whitefield's life, context, and legacy. More than 40 papers were presented by scholars from the UK, Germany, the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand. For a news story on the conference, click here, and for a blog recap of the conference, click here.
Three visiting fellows have been appointed for summer 2014.
Dr Keith Beebe from Whitworth University, Washington will be researching George Whitefield and John Wesley in Scotland; Dr Rebecca Laird from Point Loma Nazarene University will be working on George Whitefield, Mary Bosanquet Fletcher’s children’s catechism, and a new Wesleyan Spiritual Formation textbook; and Dr Andrew Winckles from Siena Heights University, Michigan will be researching early Methodist women's writing as literature.
A lecture titled 'Wesleyan Social Holiness, African Methodism, and the U. S. Civil Rights Movement' will be given by Dr Dennis C. Dickerson on Tuesday 1 April 2014 on the campus of Nazarene Theological College. A recording of the lecture can be watched here.