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2017 Sarum Lectures – Reginald Somerset Ward: Prayer and a Rule of Life

2017 Sarum Lectures – Reginald Somerset Ward: Prayer and a Rule of Life

Tue 2 May, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

This Sarum Lecture series, held in partnership with Salisbury Cathedral, will look at four Anglicans from the early twentieth-century Church of England who revived spirituality at a time when people were questioning institutional religion. This lecture looks at Reginald Somerset …

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Whatever Happened to Sin in Contemporary Culture?

Whatever Happened to Sin in Contemporary Culture?

Thu 4 May, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The concept of ‘sin’ is rarely expressed in today’s popular culture. This workshop will investigate the use of the word (or notable absences of it) across the range of contemporary media, as well as how the links have been broken …

2017 Sarum Lectures – Rose Macaulay: “What a Heritage We Have. I Mean, We Anglicans”

2017 Sarum Lectures – Rose Macaulay: “What a Heritage We Have. I Mean, We Anglicans”

Thu 4 May, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

This Sarum Lecture series, held in partnership with Salisbury Cathedral, will look at four Anglicans from the early twentieth-century Church of England who revived spirituality at a time when people were questioning institutional religion. This lecture looks at novelist Rose Macaulay. …

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2017 Sarum Lectures Seminar – Anglican Spirituality in a ‘Spiritual But Not Religious’ Age

2017 Sarum Lectures Seminar – Anglican Spirituality in a ‘Spiritual But Not Religious’ Age

Fri 5 May, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

All four of the Anglican writers explored as part of the Sarum Lecture series were seekers after an authentic spiritual life at a time when institutional religion was beginning to decline. Indeed, they all sat lightly to the institutional church …

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Interrelations: Spirituality and Theology

Interrelations: Spirituality and Theology

Mon 8 May, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

This conference is premised on the belonging together of spirituality and theology (or doctrine) in Christian life and thought. ‘Spirituality’ is a relatively recent name in Christianity for sensibilities and practices that are far older. Today, however, non-ecclesial spirituality is …

Ventures in Faith: Why Does It Matter How I Live My Life?

Ventures in Faith: Why Does It Matter How I Live My Life?

Mon 8 May, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

We all know that we ought to be good people, but have you ever really stopped to ask, why? And if you don’t know why, why bother? Let’s explore some of the main arguments to see if they help us …

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TQQ: The Holy Spirit in the Witness of Scripture

TQQ: The Holy Spirit in the Witness of Scripture

Tue 9 May, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

This session traces the idea of the breath of God from creation to incarnation through the Hebrew scriptures to the Gospels and letters. Advance booking not required, simply come along on the evening. For further information about Theology Quest and Questions, …

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The Pattern of Our Calling: Book Launch with David Hoyle

The Pattern of Our Calling: Book Launch with David Hoyle

Fri 12 May, 7:15 pm to 8:15 pm

Join Sarum College Bookshop to hear the Dean of Bristol’s views on ministry, as set out in his new book, The Pattern Of Our Calling. Ministry has always changed, but the pace of change has increased. There is a greater …

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Using the Bible Today

Using the Bible Today

Sat 13 May, 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

This course will introduce participants to the Synoptic Gospels, including an in depth study of one Gospel, and to the two doctrines of Christology and Soteriology. The historic development of both doctrines will be explored including an examination of the historic …

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The First Cathedral at Salisbury: Ritual, Music & Architecture in the 12th Century

The First Cathedral at Salisbury: Ritual, Music & Architecture in the 12th Century

Mon 15 May, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

This lecture with John Harper reappraises the archaeological and written evidence of the first cathedral at Salisbury – now known as Old Sarum. The last major archaeological investigation of Old Sarum cathedral was interrupted by the first World War, and …

Music in Christian Worship

Music in Christian Worship

Mon 15 May, 2:00 pm to Thu 18 May, 5:00 pm

Music is a significant feature of much Christian worship, whether chanted psalms, congregational hymns, liturgical texts arranged for choirs or contemporary worship songs. This module explores the variety of musical styles in Christian worship from both historical and contemporary perspectives …

Mass Culture: Theological Engagement and Spiritual Practice

Mass Culture: Theological Engagement and Spiritual Practice

Mon 15 May, 2:00 pm to Thu 18 May, 5:00 pm

This module considers the phenomenon of mass culture as that which approximates to the actual ‘lived culture’ of millions of people today. The module will explore and discuss topics such as changing patterns of leisure and travel in today’s world …

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TQQ: The Holy Spirit and the Development of Doctrine

TQQ: The Holy Spirit and the Development of Doctrine

Tue 16 May, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

It seems as if the Holy Spirit is absent from the earliest church fathers and is only discussed in the fourth century. We will touch on how the Spirit was seen during that period, including the challenge posed by the …

Music in Christian Worship

Music in Christian Worship

Mon 15 May, 2:00 pm to Thu 18 May, 5:00 pm

Music is a significant feature of much Christian worship, whether chanted psalms, congregational hymns, liturgical texts arranged for choirs or contemporary worship songs. This module explores the variety of musical styles in Christian worship from both historical and contemporary perspectives …

Mass Culture: Theological Engagement and Spiritual Practice

Mass Culture: Theological Engagement and Spiritual Practice

Mon 15 May, 2:00 pm to Thu 18 May, 5:00 pm

This module considers the phenomenon of mass culture as that which approximates to the actual ‘lived culture’ of millions of people today. The module will explore and discuss topics such as changing patterns of leisure and travel in today’s world …

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Wordless Rhetoric: The Problem and Potential of Theatre With a Message

Wordless Rhetoric: The Problem and Potential of Theatre With a Message

Wed 17 May, 7:15 pm to 8:30 pm

A public lecture which includes live mime performance as examples of how performance art can educate, nurture and communicate peace. Former mime artist Geoffrey Stevenson teaches preaching, communication and media studies at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests include the role of the arts …

Music in Christian Worship

Music in Christian Worship

Mon 15 May, 2:00 pm to Thu 18 May, 5:00 pm

Music is a significant feature of much Christian worship, whether chanted psalms, congregational hymns, liturgical texts arranged for choirs or contemporary worship songs. This module explores the variety of musical styles in Christian worship from both historical and contemporary perspectives …

Mass Culture: Theological Engagement and Spiritual Practice

Mass Culture: Theological Engagement and Spiritual Practice

Mon 15 May, 2:00 pm to Thu 18 May, 5:00 pm

This module considers the phenomenon of mass culture as that which approximates to the actual ‘lived culture’ of millions of people today. The module will explore and discuss topics such as changing patterns of leisure and travel in today’s world …

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Music in Christian Worship

Music in Christian Worship

Mon 15 May, 2:00 pm to Thu 18 May, 5:00 pm

Music is a significant feature of much Christian worship, whether chanted psalms, congregational hymns, liturgical texts arranged for choirs or contemporary worship songs. This module explores the variety of musical styles in Christian worship from both historical and contemporary perspectives …

Mass Culture: Theological Engagement and Spiritual Practice

Mass Culture: Theological Engagement and Spiritual Practice

Mon 15 May, 2:00 pm to Thu 18 May, 5:00 pm

This module considers the phenomenon of mass culture as that which approximates to the actual ‘lived culture’ of millions of people today. The module will explore and discuss topics such as changing patterns of leisure and travel in today’s world …

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2017 Implicit Religion Conference: Materiality and Immateriality

2017 Implicit Religion Conference: Materiality and Immateriality

Fri 19 May to Sun 21 May

The 40th annual conference in Implicit Religion (formerly known as the Denton Conference) will focus on the coupling, tension and interaction between ‘materiality’ and ‘immateriality’. Studies of religion often focus on separating these two terms in relation to methodologies, focus …

2017 Implicit Religion Conference: Edward Bailey Lecture

2017 Implicit Religion Conference: Edward Bailey Lecture

Fri 19 May, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

This public lecture forms part of the 2017 Implicit Religion Conference. The lecture, which is open to attendees of the conference as well as members of the public, will be given by Brent Plate, Associate Professor at Hamilton College in New …

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2017 Implicit Religion Conference: Materiality and Immateriality

2017 Implicit Religion Conference: Materiality and Immateriality

Fri 19 May to Sun 21 May

The 40th annual conference in Implicit Religion (formerly known as the Denton Conference) will focus on the coupling, tension and interaction between ‘materiality’ and ‘immateriality’. Studies of religion often focus on separating these two terms in relation to methodologies, focus …

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2017 Implicit Religion Conference: Materiality and Immateriality

2017 Implicit Religion Conference: Materiality and Immateriality

Fri 19 May to Sun 21 May

The 40th annual conference in Implicit Religion (formerly known as the Denton Conference) will focus on the coupling, tension and interaction between ‘materiality’ and ‘immateriality’. Studies of religion often focus on separating these two terms in relation to methodologies, focus …

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TQQ: Life in the Spirit: Living in Community

TQQ: Life in the Spirit: Living in Community

Tue 23 May, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

There has been renewed interest in the question of “How do we live well together?” From ‘Big Society’ to different responses to homosexuality the church has been involved with secular discussions. We will explore scriptural ideals for community. Advance booking …

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The Tenant

The Tenant

Wed 24 May, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Bristol-based theatre and music performance company, Concert Theatre, bring to life Anne Brontë’s groundbreaking work The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. In this theatrical performance, a live pianist is juxtaposed with two actors on stage. Music and drama collide to offer …

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Spirituality and Stained Glass

Spirituality and Stained Glass

Thu 25 May, 10:00 am to Fri 26 May, 4:30 pm

This course will examine the design, development and production methods of stained glass produced between the seventh century and the present day. We will focus on key artworks such as the Anglo-Saxon glass at Monkwearmouth and Jarrow abbeys, the elaborate …

Spirituality in Photography: Book Launch with Philip Richter

Spirituality in Photography: Book Launch with Philip Richter

Thu 25 May, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Join Sarum College Bookshop for a book launch with Philip Richter as he launches his new book Spirituality in Photography. Philip Richter is a Methodist minister, currently serving as a Ministry Development Officer in the British Connexional Team. He is …

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Spirituality and Stained Glass

Spirituality and Stained Glass

Thu 25 May, 10:00 am to Fri 26 May, 4:30 pm

This course will examine the design, development and production methods of stained glass produced between the seventh century and the present day. We will focus on key artworks such as the Anglo-Saxon glass at Monkwearmouth and Jarrow abbeys, the elaborate …

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TQQ: The Hopeful Community: Living in the Light of the End

TQQ: The Hopeful Community: Living in the Light of the End

Tue 30 May, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Christian community lives in the space between the introduction of God’s new world, where hope has been realised through Jesus Christ, and the hopeful, but as yet unrealized, expectation that God’s plan for the world will eventually be fulfilled. …

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A Functional Art: Reflections of a Hymn Writer with Timothy Dudley-Smith

A Functional Art: Reflections of a Hymn Writer with Timothy Dudley-Smith

Thu 1 June, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Meet renowned hymn writer Timothy Dudley-Smith at the launch of his new book, A Functional Art. Timothy Dudley-Smith has published around 400 hymn texts. In this fascinating book, he explores not only the writing of hymns but many other aspects …

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