H. Orton Wiley Lecture Series
First given in 1951 by H. Orton Wiley, professor of theology and distinguished former president of the university. The series has continued in his honor annually to offer academic engagement with areas of relevance to the Christian life and ministry in dialogue with a Wesleyan perspective, including: philosophy, theology, church history, and biblical studies.
In searching for speakers, we look for those with weighty credentials and significance in academic scholarship, and a demonstrated concern for and service to the church. While not necessarily coming from the Wesleyan theological tradition in their own background, we look for those who can engage the Wesleyan tradition and the Church of the Nazarene with appreciation in ways that help contribute to its ongoing formation. And lastly, we look for those whose scholarship offers theological reflection from within the Christian tradition on issues of research that are significant in the world's academic, religious, and social climate.
The H. Orton Wiley Lecture Series, sponsored by PLNU's, School of Theology and Christian Ministry Graduate Programs, is primarily for the enrichment of our graduate and undergraduate students; however, the public is always welcome. It is good to notify us in advance if you plan to attend any of the lectures, so that we may better accomodate you. Unless noted differently, the lectures are free of charge. You may reach the School of Theology and Christian Ministry Graduate Programs office at: MAreligion@pointloma.edu, or by calling: (619) 849-2234.
We have recorded all of the Wiley Lectures since 2007 and invite you to download or play any of the Past Lecture Series at your leisure.