MACON – Mercer University’s Roberts Department of Religion will host a talk by British scholar on Christian Zionism Dr. Stephen Sizer March 28 at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and will take place in the Medical School Auditorium.
Dr. Sizer is the founder and director of Peacemaker Trust, a registered charity dedicated to peacemaking, especially where minorities are persecuted, where justice is denied, human rights are suppressed or reconciliation is needed.
His visit is part of his 2019 Peacemaker USA Tour. He is being hosted by The Joining Hands for Justice in Palestine and Israel Partnership of the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta from March 28-April 1.
Dr. Sizer is the author of three books, In the Footsteps of Jesus and the Apostles, Christian Zionism: Roadmap to Armageddon and Zion’s Christian Soldiers: The Bible, Israel and the Church. His books have been translated into Arabic, Farsi, Korean and Spanish. He also writes occasionally for various journals and magazines.
He was ordained in 1983 and served as a curate in St Leonard’s on Sea, Sussex. He was appointed curate-in-charge, then rector of St John’s, Stoke, Guildford in Surrey, where he served from 1986-1997. He then was appointed vicar of Virginia Water, where he served until 2017.
He earned his B.A. in geography from Sussex University, Diploma in Higher Education (DipHE) in theology from Trinity College, Bristol, and M.Th. with distinction from Oxford University, where his thesis examined the ethical management of pilgrimages to the Holy Land.
Additionally, he was awarded a Doctorate of Membership in Action Learning (D.Phil.) by International Management Centres Association, and Ph.D. by Oak Hill College and Middlesex University, where his thesis examined the historical roots, theological basis and political consequences of Christian Zionism in Britain and the U.S. from 1820.