October 14, 2016


Williams Lectures address 'Christian-Muslim Maelstrom'

Titus Presler offers analysis, theology and thoughts on the future

The Williams Institute at Methodist Theological School in Ohio welcomes the Rev. Canon Dr. Titus Presler for two lectures. He will speak at 7 p.m. Nov. 1 and 10 a.m. Nov. 2 in the Alford Centrum on the MTSO campus, 3081 Columbus Pike in Delaware, Ohio. The evening lecture is titled “Christian-Muslim Maelstrom: Analyzing and Theologizing a Crisis,” followed the next morning by “Christian-Muslim Maelstrom: Building Toward a Viable Future.”

The lectures are free and open to the public. No registration is required. Video of both lectures will be Livestreamed and archived.

Download a printable letter-size flier for the Williams Institute Lectures here.

Presler has wide experience in theological education and cross-cultural mission in the Episcopal Church and the global Anglican Communion. He specializes in the interaction of gospel and cultures, Christian-Muslim relations, and Christianity in Africa and South Asia. Presler has served as president of the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas; academic dean of General Theological Seminary in New York City; and principal (president) of Edwardes College in Peshawar, Pakistan. He currently serves St. Matthew’s Church in Enosburg Falls, Vermont.

Presler holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, a Master of Divinity degree from General Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Theology degree from Boston University. He is the author of Going Global with God: Reconciling Mission in a World of Difference and Transfigured Night: Mission and Culture in Zimbabwe’s Vigil Movement. Among his recent articles is “Why Has Pakistan Become So Intolerant?” in The Daily Beast.

MTSO’s Williams Institute began in 1981 to honor the late Dr. Ronald L. Williams, professor of theology from 1971 until his death in 1981. The institute has featured speakers from many backgrounds, including theologians, ethicists, poets, biblical scholars, historians, pastoral psychologists and Christian educators.

Methodist Theological School in Ohio prepares leaders of many faith traditions for lives of lasting significance in service to the church and the world. In addition to the Master of Divinity degree, the school offers master’s degrees in counseling, theological studies and practical theology, along with a Doctor of Ministry degree. 

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