We are delighted to announce that the collaborative partnership between IBTS Centre and VU-FRT has enabled us to establish an endowed chair in Christian Social Ethics. This is a very significant step for both partners and will open fresh possibilities in terms of doctoral supervision and research.
As the chair-holder, David Gushee will be working closely with the IBTS Centre community to develop research opportunities in Christian social ethics specifically in the context of the European Baptist Federation (EBF) region. The past year has involved a careful process of planning and we are very appreciative of the partnership and shared vision that has grown through this time. Central to the success of the chair has been David’s openness and availability for which we are extremely grateful.
Christian Ethics has been an integral part of the agenda of IBTS Centre for many years and has been connected closely to important figures in the academic world such as James Wm McClendon, Jr, Glen Stassen and Parush Parushev. As a Baptist, a leading scholar in the field and with global recognition David Gushee is a perfect fit with this long tradition, and we anticipate that his involvement will stimulate important research and enable fruitful conversation for those of us in the EBF region and beyond.
On behalf of the board, staff, and community at IBTS Centre we extend a warm welcome to David and look forward to fruitful collaboration in the coming years.
Mike Pears (Director, IBTS Centre)
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