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Rev Dr Stephen Skuce


Research Supervisor

Director of Scholarship, Research & Innovation for the British Methodist Church.

1985 - 1989 Edgehill College (Queen's University, Belfast) – BD (2:1 Hons)
1990 - 1991 Kingsmead College (University of Birmingham) MPhil in Christian – Buddhist Encounter in Sri Lanka
2002 - 2007 Queen's University, Belfast – PhD in Irish Methodist inter-faith understanding
2008 - 2010 Open University, Milton Keynes – MEd

An Irish Methodist minister, Stephen worked directly at Cliff College from 2005 until 2015, and then from 2016-17. His previous experience includes pastoral ministry in Ireland, missionary service in Sri Lanka and university chaplaincy in Dublin. His research and publishing interests are primarily in the area of mission and inter-faith understanding. Stephen is married to Marlene and they have two daughters. After a number of roles in the College, Stephen is now Director of Scholarship, Research and Innovation for the British Methodist Church.


Selected Publications & Presentations
  • Faith Reborn: Mission in a (Wonderfully) Strange New Ireland (Sheffield: CC Academic Press, 2008).
  • The Faiths of Ireland (Dublin: Columba, 2006).
  • Drifting (Dublin: The Bible Society, 2006) [co-author].

  • ‘Emerging from the Rural Church: appropriate missional practice' in Rural Theology Vol 10, No 2 (2012)
  • ‘Wesleyan Pneumatology' in Journal of the European Pentecostal Association Vol 32, No 1 (2012)
  • ‘A World of Faiths' in Ichthus Vol. 161, No. 2 (Summer 2011)
  • ‘Towards an Authentic Wesleyan Inter-Faith Understanding' in Studies in Interreligious Dialogue Vol. 19, No 1 (2009)
  • ‘Invulnerable Mission: a Confession' in Momentum Oct 2008
  • ‘The Sri Lankan Influence on a Irish Theological Journey' in Sri Lankan Journal of Theological Reflection Vol. 3, No 1 (2007)
  • ‘The Danish Cartoons Crisis: A Methodist Response' in Headline, Summer 2006
  • 'Faith in Ulster: Facing up to Diversity' in Lion and Lamb, No. 37, Autumn 2004
  • ‘Persecution in Sri Lanka' in Church in Chains, No. 70, Summer 2004

  • ‘The Past, Present and Future (?) of Methodist World Mission', Oxford-Manchester Methodist Studies Seminar, 30 November 2013, Manchester
  • ‘Authentically Wesleyan: Towards a Complete Wesleyan Engagement with People of Other Faiths' 13th Oxford Institute for Methodist Theological Studies, 12-19 August 2013, Christ Church, Oxford 13th Oxford Institute for Methodist Theological Studies, 12-19 August 2013, Christ Church, Oxford
  • ‘Living in a Global World' The 5th Wesley International Conference, 3 November 2011, Hyupsung University, Korea
  • ‘Emerging from the Rural Church' Faith and the Future of the Countryside Conference, 3-5 November 2010, Swanick
  • ‘John Wesley's Inter-Faith Understanding', MMS History Project Conference, 28 October 2008, Birmingham
  • ‘The Panadura Controversy of 1873: Evangelical Zeal or Assault on Ceylonese Society', MMS History Project Conference, 24 November 2005, Birmingham.
  • ‘Missiological Implications for Ireland', BIAMS Conference. 12 June 2005, Belfast
  • ‘Them and Us, Now and Then - Early Irish Methodist Missionary Inter-Faith
  • Understanding Compared with 2003 Survey', MMS History Project Conference. 24 November, 2004, Birmingham.
  • ‘Interreligious Ireland - Lessons for Third Level Education from Ireland's
  • Past and Present Inter-Faith Experience', Globalisation and Inclusion: Challenges for Professional Education in the Third Level Sector, a DCI-UCC conference. 1 June, 2004, University College, Cork.
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