On June 15th 2016 the Protestant University Wuppertal/Bethel hosted the inaugural lecture of its new “Privatdozent” (PD) Dr. John G. Flett. In 2015 Flett completed his “Habilitationsschrift,” published under the title Apostolicity: The Ecumenical Question in World Christian Perspective (Missiological Engagements, IVP-Academic). This ground breaking work reads the question of structure and continuity through the lens of world Christianity.
Flett currently teaches Mission Studies and Intercultural Theology at Pilgrim Theological College that forms part of the University of Divinity Melbourne (Australia). Flett’s “Antrittsvorlesung” (inaugural lecture) examined two contemporary methods within mission studies: World Christianity and Intercultural Theology.
In a word of greeting, the Vice-Rector, Prof. Dr. Henning Wrogemann, expressed the pride Protestant University Wuppertal/Bethel has in having PD Dr. John G. Flett among its teaching staff. As one of the leading experts of mission studies and intercultural theology in the English language world today, Protestant University Wuppertal/Bethel hopes to expand its cooperation with PD Dr. John G. Flett in the near future.