This project perpetuates the legacy of William Wilberforce, the British evangelical statesman (1759-1833). The program sponsored an annual event, alternating between a Wilberforce Symposium, devoted to scholarly papers on the life and legacy of Wilberforce and implications for our contemporary situation, and "Collegium: Conversations on Public Policy," the purpose of which is to model respectful conversation between those holding different Christian perspectives on important contemporary issues.
November 7- 8, 2003
"Collegium: Conversations on International Public Policy"
November 7: Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts
November 8: Faneuil Hall, Boston, Massachusetts
November 15-16, 2002
"The Legacy of William Wilberforce" Symposium
The symposium focused on various aspects of the life and legacy of British reformer and statesman William Wilberforce (1759-1833), and the group of philanthropists with whom he worked, The Clapham Circle. The symposium featured papers related to Wilberforce with emphases on a variety of topics. Topics considered included Wilberforce's relations with significant contemporaries, his worldview and his importance to the British abolitionist movement.
May 10-11, 2002
"Collegium: Conversations on Public Policy"
A biannual symposium sponsored by the Wilberforce Project at the Center for Christian Studies, Gordon College. Purpose: To model respectful conversation between those holding differing Christian perspectives on important contemporary issues. Cosponsors:
November 5-6, 1999
Wilberforce Symposium (Inaugural Event)
A. J. Gordon Memorial Chapel was the setting for a one-man portrayal of the life of Wilberforce by noted actor John Eldredge. On November 6, twenty scholars held roundtable discussions of papers dealing with various facets of Wilberforce's work as a British statesman committed to justice and social reform through civic engagement in public affairs.
William Wilberforce, 1759-1833
An annotated author and subject bibliography / by John Beauregard; with a preface edited by Kevin Charles Belmonte. This finding aid provides access to materials located at Jenks Learning Resource Center, Gordon College and Goddard Library, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.
Wilberforce Publications (PDF)
Finding Aid for publications in photocopy, Author and Title listing. Loose-leaf file folders.
Conversations on International Public Policy (PDF)
Collegium: Conversations on International Public Policy, November 2003.
The Legacy of William Wilberforce (PDF)
The Legacy of William Wilberforce: A Second Symposium, November 2002.
Conversations on Public Policy (PDF)
Collegium: Conversations on Public Policy, May 2002.