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Wisdom for Mission from the Church Fathers

Wisdom for Mission from the Church Fathers

Tue 29 January, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

In this day, we will be distilling some of the teaching from the Church Fathers on Mission. We will especially be drawing from the Cappadocian Fathers of the 4th Century: Basil of Caesarea, Gregory Nazianzen and Gregory Nyssen. During the …

TQQ: Christ’s Death as Victorious and Vicarious: Eastern and Western Church Views of Salvation

TQQ: Christ’s Death as Victorious and Vicarious: Eastern and Western Church Views of Salvation

Tue 29 January, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The two main historic families of Christian thought and belief, the Orthodox and the Catholic, have characteristic emphases in their understanding of salvation. We consider the differences between these traditions, and their implications for understanding the death and resurrection of …

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New Monasticism: Boundary-Crossing Communities

New Monasticism: Boundary-Crossing Communities

Fri 1 February, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

This day will explore the recent emergence of New Monasticism – usually small communities, committed to contemplation and action, who live a shared life and calling. The day will also include discussion on how these communities live historic monastic ideals …

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TQQ: Christ for us Today

TQQ: Christ for us Today

Tue 5 February, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

This session looks at what Christ means for different cultures and in different contexts today, including Black, African and Asian christologies. It explores where Christ is to be found in the devotion and action of the contemporary church, asking Dietrich …

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Spiritual Directors Forum: Listening in Spirit?

Spiritual Directors Forum: Listening in Spirit?

Mon 11 February, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Spiritual directors are called to accompany others in an exploration of prayerful response to God. God may be understood as present through the Holy Spirit. How do we experience the work of the Spirit in our lives and our listening? …

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TQQ: The Sacraments: Celebrating Salvation

TQQ: The Sacraments: Celebrating Salvation

Tue 12 February, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Lying at the heart of the majority of Christian traditions, sacraments have attracted sustained theological thinking, heated debate and rich devotional writing. This session will consider the nature of the sacraments and their place within Christian traditions of worship. Advance …

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Book Launch: The Contemplative Response and Home by Another Route

Book Launch: The Contemplative Response and Home by Another Route

Thu 14 February, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Book launch with Paul Bradbury and Ian Cowley who will both be discussing their new books Home by Another Route and The Contemplative Response. Following on from Stepping into Grace, Bradbury takes the prophet’s powerful image of dry skeletal human …

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Awkward Reverence: Exploring the Poetry of Philip Larkin

Awkward Reverence: Exploring the Poetry of Philip Larkin

Sat 16 February, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Philip Larkin became one of Britain’s most popular post-War poets on the strength of just over 100 pages of poetry. His reputation as a grumpy, right-wing curmudgeon has sometimes distracted people from a more careful reading of the poems. These …

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Just Living: Faith and Community in an Age of Consumerism

Just Living: Faith and Community in an Age of Consumerism

Mon 18 February, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Globalisation and consumerism affect every area of our lives. It’s not just about shopping: these powerful forces shape our personal lives, how we relate to one another, how we view the world – and we’re having a serious impact both …

Relocating Religion: Cultural and Spiritual Realignments

Relocating Religion: Cultural and Spiritual Realignments

Mon 18 February, 2:00 pm to Thu 21 February, 2:00 pm

In a so called ‘secular age’ has religion and more specifically Christian faith and belief simply disappeared from public view altogether? Do modern people no longer require the ‘sacred canopy’ of religion to feel at home in the world? Has …

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TQQ: Seeing Salvation: The Vision of Art

TQQ: Seeing Salvation: The Vision of Art

Tue 19 February, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Last term we looked at art to see if it could teach us anything about theology. In this session we will take a more detailed look at the subject and specifically examine the work of certain Pre-Raphaelite artists to see …

Relocating Religion: Cultural and Spiritual Realignments

Relocating Religion: Cultural and Spiritual Realignments

Mon 18 February, 2:00 pm to Thu 21 February, 2:00 pm

In a so called ‘secular age’ has religion and more specifically Christian faith and belief simply disappeared from public view altogether? Do modern people no longer require the ‘sacred canopy’ of religion to feel at home in the world? Has …

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Relocating Religion: Cultural and Spiritual Realignments

Relocating Religion: Cultural and Spiritual Realignments

Mon 18 February, 2:00 pm to Thu 21 February, 2:00 pm

In a so called ‘secular age’ has religion and more specifically Christian faith and belief simply disappeared from public view altogether? Do modern people no longer require the ‘sacred canopy’ of religion to feel at home in the world? Has …

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Relocating Religion: Cultural and Spiritual Realignments

Relocating Religion: Cultural and Spiritual Realignments

Mon 18 February, 2:00 pm to Thu 21 February, 2:00 pm

In a so called ‘secular age’ has religion and more specifically Christian faith and belief simply disappeared from public view altogether? Do modern people no longer require the ‘sacred canopy’ of religion to feel at home in the world? Has …

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Lunchtime Concert: Bill Benham & David Price

Lunchtime Concert: Bill Benham & David Price

Fri 22 February, 12:45 pm to 1:30 pm

Lunchtime concert with Bill Benham and David Price. Featuring Brahms violin sonata no.1. Lunchtime Concerts are held in the College’s Butterfield chapel and are followed by a light buffet lunch (included in the ticket price). Each concert lasts approximately 45 minutes. …

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Introduction to Christian Doctrine and History

Introduction to Christian Doctrine and History

Sat 23 February, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm

A brief look at key periods and issues in the history of the Church and major doctrinal developments. We will explore the historical contexts within which core theological ideas were developed or formulated. This Saturday teaching day offers the chance to learn alongside Sarum’s …

Bible in Context

Bible in Context

Sat 23 February, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm

This course will enable participants to develop their understanding of the nature of the exegetical task involved in preparation for preaching, as well as developing their skills in the art of preaching itself. This Saturday teaching day offers the chance to …

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TQQ: Christ as Liberator: Liberation Theology and Feminism

TQQ: Christ as Liberator: Liberation Theology and Feminism

Tue 26 February, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

In our time Jesus has become both the liberator of the poor and oppressed and the liberator of women in new and foundational ways. Is it the case therefore that history has been largely ‘his story’ rather than ‘her story’, …

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Rural Ministry: Learning from Chaplaincy

Rural Ministry: Learning from Chaplaincy

Thu 28 February, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Rural parish ministry is often typified today by a few regular church attenders, but a continuing recognition of the role and worth of the church and particularly the priest in the wider community. Those in chaplaincy ministry have long experience …

The Myth of the ‘Good’ War: Theological Perspectives on Moral Injury and Original Sin

The Myth of the ‘Good’ War: Theological Perspectives on Moral Injury and Original Sin

Thu 28 February, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

The 2019 Robbins Lecture at Sarum College will be held on 28 February 2019. ‘The Myth of the “Good” War: Theological perspectives on Moral Injury and Original Sin’ will be delivered by Dr Brian Powers. Brian is the first Vann Fellow at The Michael …

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