Knox College

New Principal of Knox College Announced: The Rev. Dr. John Vissers

The Toronto School of Theology is pleased to announce the nomination of the Rev. Dr. John Vissers as the new Principal of Knox College, one of TST's seven member colleges, effective July 1, 2017.

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Date

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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Where

Knox College

59 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5S 2E6

Contact Info

416-978-4500

knox.college@utoronto.ca

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Pre-Convocation Workshop by Professor Jane Dawson: The challenges of parish ministry (in 16th century Scotland)

Reading the Bible; singing in worship; marriage and sexual relations; young people’s place in the church; reconfiguring old church buildings. These are a few of the issues that early ministers faced in creating a Reformed Church in Scotland – and these same issues have clear echoes in today’s world. What can we learn from these challenges in 16th century parish ministry?

Professor Jane Dawson, John Knox biographer and preeminent Scottish Reformation scholar, will introduce Scotland’s parishes in their first 80 years. The workshop group will then examine the particular themes that emerge from that historical period and have strong resonances today.

All are welcome. This event is FREE, but registration is required. Click here to register.

Date

Date of Event: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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Where

University of Toronto, Convocation Hall

31 King's College Circle
Toronto, ON M5S 1A1

Contact Info

416-978-4500

knox.college@utoronto.ca

Event Details

Join Knox College for their 173rd Convocation May 10, 2017, at 7:30 pm in Convocation Hall.

The Knox College Convocation speaker will be Professor Jane Dawson of New College, the University of Edinburgh. Her address is entitled, "Is John Knox a name to be proud of?".

The degree Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa) will be conferred to the Rev. Dr. John Crosbie Carr, the Rev. Karen Horst, and the Rev. Dr. Harold G. Wells.

Reception to follow at the College, 59 St. George Street, Toronto.

Date

Date of Event: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Time

Where

Convocation Hall

31 King's College Circle
Toronto, ON M5S 1A1

Contact Info

416-978-4500

Event Details

More information to come.