Lecture on Child Theology


undefinedThis will take place at Chester University on Thursday 3 March. The speaker will be Professor Haddon Willmer (PICTURED). He will speak in the main lecture hall at the University of Chester's Riverside Campus (the former County Hall) from 7pm to 9pm. Refreshments will be served from 6.30pm.

Haddon Willmer is Emeritus Professor of Theology at the University Leeds – and he is a lecturer for the Montgomery Trust, which  promotes ‘explanation and defence of the Christian religion with a view to removing difficulties widely felt in the way of faith and to demonstrate the reasonableness of theistic belief'.

Cost of attending the lecture is £3, which will be collected on the night. Booking is via Alison Williams of the School Relationship Team at Cheshire West and Chester council. Email: alison.williams@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

This talk is the third annual SACRE (Standing Advisory Council on RE) Cheshire West and Chester lecture. The Canon Chancellor of Chester Cathedral, the Revd Canon Jane Brooke, serves SACRE as RE Adviser.

Professor Haddon’s lecture is likely to appeal to teachers who are interested in RE and in helping children understand the Bible. 

The following is a reflection on child theology: “Jesus placed a child in the midst of his disciples arguing mistakenly about the Kingdom of God. How can the child be in the midst of our theologising and what difference might it make to our theology and to the child?”