Wednesday 23 August 2023, 7:00-9:00pm: talk + Q&A in Marcus Loane Hall; 9:00pm: supper.
Marcus Loane Hall, Moore Theological College, 1 King St, Newtown and via livestream.
- In-person tickets: $20.
- Livestream (individual): $10.
- Livestream (groups of five or more people; can be in multiple locations): $50.
- Moore College community (students and student spouses, staff and staff spouses, faculty and faculty spouses): Free whether you livestream or attend in person, but you need to register.
Online ticket sales close at 12 noon, Tuesday 22 August. Please RSVP before then.
Muscular Christianity is a historical movement originating in 19th century England that influenced preachers and missionaries and spread beyond the United Kingdom to other parts of the world. Did this movement help men? Did it help women? Did it help the church and the worldwide missionary movement? Was it merely a reaction to having fewer men than women in church and therefore wanting to attract more men? Ed Loane will take us through the beginnings and development of the Muscular Christianity movement.
This is an important seminar to attend. Some complementarians today suggest that Christianity has a masculine feel. Does it? Some also suggest that Muscular Christianity is once again on the rise. If so, why? Some who criticise complementarianism have said that it emphasises men too much to the detriment of females. But is Muscular Christianity the same as complementarianism? Having understood some of the historical background and development of the Muscular Christianity movement, we will be in a better position to respond when we hear or read people saying that Christianity or complementarianism has a masculine feel.
About our speaker
Ed Loane is the Warden of St Paul’s College, University of Sydney. Before becoming Warden of St Paul’s, Ed served on the faculty at Moore Theological College full-time and now continues as Adjunct faculty (church history). Ed’s research interests include Anglican, Reformation and evangelical history, ecclesiology, atonement, revelation, and preaching. He is married to Jocelyn and they have five children. They are members of Cammeray Anglican Church.