Our 2019-20 Visiting Lecturer, Dr. Christopher Wells, the Executive Director of the Living Church Foundation, will deliver the third and final part of his lecture series on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of next week (March 10, 11, and 12), from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Andrew Hall. The upcoming lectures are entitled “Whither Anglicanism?” Topics to be covered will include the late 20th century ecumenical transformation of Anglican ecclesiology and, in particular, the work of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC).
Webcasts of the first two parts of this series, delivered in September and December of 2019, are available below.
- The Long Shadow of Augustine: Defining and Locating the Church; Multiplying Churches
- Communion Transformations
Dr. Christopher Wells is executive director of the Living Church Foundation, overseeing all of its publishing and teaching initiatives, fundraising, and staff. Christopher completed doctoral studies in historical theology at the University of Notre Dame and served as a lay leader in the Diocese of Northern Indiana before coming to the Living Church in 2009. He earned a BA at St. Olaf College and MAR at Yale Divinity School.
He is Affiliate Professor of Theology at the General Theological Seminary and Nashotah House Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses on Augustine of Hippo, Thomas Aquinas, and Anglican ecclesiology. He has published articles on Aquinas and ecclesiology in various journals, and since 2011 has served as theological consultant to the Anglican-Roman Catholic Consultation in the U.S. (ARC-USA).
Christopher is a member of the Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, and he enjoys reading, running, gastronomy, Notre Dame football, and all the arts.