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A number of Eva Burrows College (EBC) faculty members have contributed to a new collection of essays edited by EBC adjunct lecturer, Major Dr Dean G. Smith and Rob A. Fringer.

A number of EBC faculty members have contributed to a new collection of essays edited by EBC adjunct lecturer, Major Dr Dean G. Smith and Rob A. Fringer – Wesleyan Perspectives on Human Flourishing (Eugene: Pickwick, 2021). The book is the first in a projected series of volumes of essays derived from the conferences of The Australasian Centre for Wesleyan Research, of which Pilgrim Theological College and EBC are Partner Institutes.

Chapters by EBC staff are:

Emma Moore, ‘How Relationality Facilitates Human Flourishing: A Neurobiological and Christological Conversation.’

Glen O’Brien, ‘John Wesley on the State of the Nation and its People.’

Matthew Seaman, ‘Exploring Salvationist Understandings of Holiness in the Anthropocene.’

Dean G. Smith, ‘Healing Our Intellectual Ambivalence: The Salvation Army and the Challenge of Higher Education in the New Millennium.’

John Capper (external member of EBC’s Academic Committee) also contributed, ‘Divine Joy and Human Gladness in Life in Christ.’

From the book jacket: ‘Human flourishing is an ever-expanding concept that crosses geographic, ethnic, cultural, and religious lines as persons, both individually and corporately, seek to find happiness, fulfillment, and purpose. This book brings together well-established and burgeoning Wesleyan scholars to consider not only John and Charles Wesley’s understanding of human flourishing but the broader Wesleyan perspectives on contemporary issues such as calling, creation care, healthcare, education, technological enhancements, death and dying, and more. Throughout these chapters the complexities and challenges of life, both past and present, are explored and grappled with, and we are reminded over and again that God is the ultimate source of flourishing.’

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