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October 2014
£45,

Pilgrimage: A Spiritual Journey

Wed 1 October 2014, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
This one-day course explores the spirituality of Christian pilgrimage. Students will be introduced to the origins of Christian pilgrimage to Jerusalem and explore how the idea of pilgrimage developed and shaped Christian spirituality in the Middle Ages. Many medieval people made a journey to Jerusalem and other holy sites, others visited miniature pilgrimage sites at home. This practise is reflected in our contemporary ideas of the stations of the cross and walking the labyrinth. This is a repeat of the… Read more
£310 - £400

Enriching Ministry: The Practice of Pastoral Supervision (1st of 2)

Wed 1 October 2014, 11:00 am to Thu 2 October 2014, 4:00 pm
This residential course is designed for anyone in pastoral ministry, lay or ordained, wishing to develop their skills and understanding of pastoral supervision. Places are limited to 15 in order to facilitate an adult learning environment that blends theory and practical skills development. Participants need to have experience of being in supervision as well as supervising others, and be willing to share their supervisory experience with the group. The course units have been specifically spaced to maximise reflective learning as… Read more
£230 - £380

Foundations and Forms of Christian Spirituality

Mon 13 October 2014, 3:00 pm to Thu 16 October 2014, 5:00 pm
This module will introduce students to the nature of Spirituality in the Christian tradition until the end of the eighteenth century. It will look at a number of spiritual traditions within Christianity and enable students to place them in their historical and philosophical contexts. Students will become aware of the problems we face in matters of interpretation when dealing with classical spiritual texts and will be encouraged to apply a range of interpretative methods to the texts they are introduced… Read more
£60

The Spiritual Directors’ Toolkit (1st of 4)

Tue 14 October 2014, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Delivered as four evening sessions this course aims to provide Spiritual Directors with an opportunity to enhance their skills as reflective practitioners. This course will appeal to individuals who have recently completed a course of preparation for this ministry as well as more experienced directors.The course will honour the reflective nature of the accompaniment encounter by establishing a non-linear process-based learning environment. And the course ethos will be learning through awareness, practice and reflection. Some of the areas we will… Read more
£45,

Twenty-First Century Pilgrimage: A Journey of Encounter and Engagement

Tue 21 October 2014, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Formal and informal pilgrimages are part of the 21st century secular and religious landscape, they are intrinsic to the search for an authentic spirituality. This day offers an opportunity to reflect more fully on the tripartite nature of a present day pilgrimage, the pilgrim’s own story and that of fellow pilgrims, the particular faith-based narrative in this instance of Christianity, and the stories of those among whom the pilgrim journeys. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722… Read more
£45,

In a Small Screen Darkly

Tue 21 October 2014, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
This one-day workshop will examine the possible relationships between popular television culture and present-day faith and spirituality. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more
£45,

Redemption Songs: God in Popular Music from the 1960s to the Present Day

Thu 30 October 2014, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Since the middle of the last century, a youth-led musical culture with roots in black Gospel has taken Western culture by storm, fed by new recording technologies, affluence and mass broadcasting. While hymns and religious songs retain specific power for some, there are few today who have not been deeply moved by popular music, or have not learnt important parts of their identity from it. This day explores the religious and theological effects of some of the great popular musicians… Read more
November 2014
£45,

English Mysticism: A Day with Julian of Norwich

Sat 1 November 2014, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
This one-day course will introduce students to the theology and spirituality of the English Mystic Julian of Norwich. Perhaps England’s first female theologian, students will delve into her idea of the motherhood of God, and how love shapes both her understanding of the Trinity and her commitment to Christ’s humanity. Julian’s spirituality has become a popular form of contemporary devotion. Reflectively examining these key ideas within her book The Revelations of Divine Love, students will consider why this is and… Read more
£310 - £400

Enriching Ministry: The Practice of Pastoral Supervision (2nd of 2)

Wed 5 November 2014, 11:00 am to Thu 6 November 2014, 4:00 pm
This residential course is designed for anyone in pastoral ministry, lay or ordained, wishing to develop their skills and understanding of pastoral supervision. Places are limited to 15 in order to facilitate an adult learning environment that blends theory and practical skills development. Participants need to have experience of being in supervision as well as supervising others, and be willing to share their supervisory experience with the group. The course units have been specifically spaced to maximise reflective learning as… Read more
£60

The Spiritual Directors’ Toolkit (2nd of 4)

Tue 18 November 2014, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Delivered as four evening sessions this course aims to provide Spiritual Directors with an opportunity to enhance their skills as reflective practitioners. This course will appeal to individuals who have recently completed a course of preparation for this ministry as well as more experienced directors.The course will honour the reflective nature of the accompaniment encounter by establishing a non-linear process-based learning environment. And the course ethos will be learning through awareness, practice and reflection. Some of the areas we will… Read more
£230 - £380

Embodying Wisdom

Mon 24 November 2014, 3:00 pm to Thu 27 November 2014, 5:00 pm
This module introduces the key philosophical and psychological issues of the last 100 years that have shaped contemporary understandings of Spirituality. Students will be encouraged to examine contemporary concepts of ‘experience’ and ‘self’ in the light of some seminal thinkers of the twentieth century, whose works can be directly related to issues of religious subjectivity. Students will also be enabled to assess the impact of the work of Carl Jung on Christian thought and practice, including in pastoral care and… Read more
£45,

Days of Spiritual Reflection: The Gift

Fri 28 November 2014, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
As Advent awaits you are warmly invited to join us for a quiet day of reflection. The day will provide an opportunity to be delighted as you meet anew The Gift God offers to each of us. Art and Music will be integrated into the day as well as the stillness which is our gift to one another. This course is now fully booked. Contact Alison Ogden if you wish to be placed on the waiting list. aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722… Read more
December 2014
£60

The Spiritual Directors’ Toolkit (3rd of 4)

Tue 9 December 2014, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Delivered as four evening sessions this course aims to provide Spiritual Directors with an opportunity to enhance their skills as reflective practitioners. This course will appeal to individuals who have recently completed a course of preparation for this ministry as well as more experienced directors.The course will honour the reflective nature of the accompaniment encounter by establishing a non-linear process-based learning environment. And the course ethos will be learning through awareness, practice and reflection. Some of the areas we will… Read more
January 2015
£60

The Spiritual Directors’ Toolkit (4th of 4)

Tue 13 January 2015, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Delivered as four evening sessions this course aims to provide Spiritual Directors with an opportunity to enhance their skills as reflective practitioners. This course will appeal to individuals who have recently completed a course of preparation for this ministry as well as more experienced directors.The course will honour the reflective nature of the accompaniment encounter by establishing a non-linear process-based learning environment. And the course ethos will be learning through awareness, practice and reflection. Some of the areas we will… Read more
£230 - £380

The Nature of Contemporary Spirituality

Mon 26 January 2015, 3:00 pm to Thu 29 January 2015, 5:00 pm
An introduction to the nature of Spirituality in the Christian tradition from the nineteenth century to the present day. Students will investigate the proliferation of Christian spiritualities in this period and consider the impact of modernism, postmodernity, feminism and political theology on contemporary conceptions of Christian Spirituality. Students will also investigate the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of academic responses to Christian Spirituality (in relation to literature, psychology, film etc), and the extent to which they extend the taxonomy of the discipline.… Read more
£140 - £199

St John of the Cross: Prayer as Poetry

Fri 30 January 2015, 6:30 pm to Sun 1 February 2015, 2:00 pm
This weekend course explores some of the spiritual wisdom of John of the Cross through his poetry and writings. We will pay special attention to John’s understanding and experience of prayer. There will also be opportunities for personal prayer and corporate worship, inspired by the poetry of the Spanish mystic. There will be some overlap of material used in the same course from January 2014, although the majority of the content will be new. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking… Read more
February 2015
£45,

Pilgrimage: A Spiritual Journey

Sat 7 February 2015, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
This one-day course explores the spirituality of Christian pilgrimage. Participants will be introduced to the origins of Christian pilgrimage to Jerusalem and explore how the idea of pilgrimage developed and shaped Christian spirituality in the Middle Ages. Many medieval people made a journey to Jerusalem and other holy sites, others visited miniature pilgrimage sites at home. This practise is reflected in our contemporary ideas of the stations of the cross and walking the labyrinth. There will be a unique opportunity to walk… Read more
March 2015
£150 - £210

New Horizons in Christian Spirituality

Wed 4 March 2015, 12:00 pm to Fri 6 March 2015, 2:00 pm
In this 48 hour workshop we will explore and review new perspectives in spirituality and Christian faith and look at how these can be integrated into our daily life and practice. We will examine the expanded interest today on Spirituality and particularly the tension between Spirituality and formal Religion, examining some of the underlying issues and the new interest in Spirituality in our time. We will then explore some of the implications for how we understand and appropriate Christian faith today, highlighting particularly… Read more
£230 - £380

Western Christian Mysticism

Mon 9 March 2015, 3:00 pm to Thu 12 March 2015, 5:00 pm
This module explores the riches of Western Christian mystical tradition. The course begins by looking at the foundations of the tradition and moves on to consider the English Mystics, the Rhineland Mystics and the Spanish Mystics. Students will gain an overview of the historical development of the Western Christian Mystical tradition, and identify and analyse key historical figures and movements within that tradition. Those not on the MA programme are very welcome to book on this module as an auditor. Contact… Read more
£45,

Cookham Stations of the Cross

Thu 26 March 2015, 10:45 am to 4:30 pm
Every year since 2003, Cookham, beloved inspiration of 20th century painter Stanley Spencer, has mounted an outdoor installation of the Stations of the Cross through its three villages. Each station is created uniquely by a local artist who works in that year’s chosen medium, contributing to a remarkable visual meditation. What is exceptional about these stations is how they make everyday village locations places of encounter with Christ’s passion. The day will take place in Cookham. We will gather for… Read more
£1 - £225

Holy Week at Sarum 2015: The Stones Cry Out

Mon 30 March 2015, 10:00 am to Thu 2 April 2015, 10:00 am
Guided days of reflection in Salisbury’s Cathedral Close with Pat Clegg. These days may form the basis of a retreat or can be taken as individual days of personal reflection. The College’s timetable will match the pattern of the regular daily worship at the Cathedral. There is the option of joining in with the Cathedral’s evening programme. Each day will start at 10am (registration for day visitors begins at 9.30am) with a themed talk and meditation led by Pat Clegg,… Read more
April 2015
£45,

Days of Spiritual Reflection: God’s Hospitality

Fri 17 April 2015, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
In this post-Easter period God delights in offering us reminders of his generous love. As we take time for quiet reflection we also take time to remind ourselves of the picnics and parties to which we are invited! Please do accept the invitation. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more
£45,

A Day With Julian of Norwich on Sin and Suffering

Sat 18 April 2015, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
This course will use the writings of Julian of Norwich to reflect on some of the harder aspects of the Christian faith. A mix of teaching and learning and reflection, the day will focus on sin and suffering and Julian’s approach to these topics. Open to all, no previous knowledge is necessary. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more
£230 - £380

Art, Belief and Spirituality

Mon 20 April 2015, 3:00 pm to Thu 23 April 2015, 5:00 pm
This module will enable students to understand the relationship between Christian Spirituality and art. This relationship will be placed in historical, cultural and theological perspectives, and the students will be encouraged to develop their own aesthetic and spiritual awareness. The module will also enable students to appreciate the place of art in Christian worship and the life of the Church. Those not on the MA programme are very welcome to book on this module as an auditor. Contact the Academic… Read more
May 2015
£90 - £150

Contemplation Through Photography

Sat 16 May 2015, 10:30 am to Sun 17 May 2015, 4:30 pm
Contemplation has a rich tradition within Christianity, as well as other religion traditions including Buddhism. It is connected to a slow attentive looking, and an awareness that often when we look we do not really see. The course will contain a mixture of practical and theoretical components including sessions on different approaches to contemplation, current thinking within philosophy on seeing things in themselves, and learning to use a camera to see things differently. Participants need a reasonable digital camera. No prior knowledge or other… Read more
£230 - £380

Mass Culture: Theological Engagement and Spiritual Practice

Mon 18 May 2015, 3:00 pm to Thu 21 May 2015, 5:00 pm
This module considers the phenomenon of mass consumer technological culture as the backdrop to spirituality and ‘doing’ theology in our age. We will examine ways in which leisure and lifestyle activities take over and mimic religious modes of orchestrating emotion and producing identity, examining the writings of sociologists, social anthropologists, social critics and theologians that seek to address and/or interpret this situation. The module will trace the emergence of different ways of interpreting the phenomenon of the ‘modern’; especially the… Read more
June 2015
£140 - £199

Religion and Spirituality in Pre-Raphaelite Art

Fri 5 June 2015, 6:00 pm to Sun 7 June 2015, 2:00 pm
This weekend course will examine the work of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood of painters and their circle, including Holman Hunt, Everett Millais, Rossetti, and Burne-Jones. The course will begin with an overview of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood and the artists associated with the group, and an examination of their early doctrines. Influenced by the Oxford movement and the Victorian restoration of Christian traditions, the Pre-Raphaelites believed medieval art to possess a spiritual and creative integrity, and many of their artworks contain religious… Read more
£275,

Individually Guided Retreat

Mon 8 June 2015, 12:00 pm to Thu 11 June 2015, 2:00 pm
An individually guided retreat is an extended time of prayer and silence undertaken with the support and guidance of an experienced facilitator. Each day you will meet with the retreat facilitator one on one for approximately 30 minutes to reflect on your experience. The rest of the time is yours to contemplate and meditate. This retreat is particularly suitable for individuals who are new to the idea of a guided retreat. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |… Read more
£45,

Days of Spiritual Reflection: The Garden of Delight

Fri 19 June 2015, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Today offers space in which to take a summer-time break. Times of personal reflection will be interspersed with invitations to be at play with God in the Garden of Delight. Materials will be available for you to explore your creative self. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more
£230 - £380

Liturgy and Spirituality

Mon 29 June 2015, 3:00 pm to Thu 2 July 2015, 5:00 pm
The module engages with the relationship between spirituality and liturgy. Attention will be paid to the ways in which they relate, both conceptually and with reference to debates, such as the historic conflict between liturgy and popular piety. Students will have the opportunity to study specific examples of liturgical practice from a variety of Christian traditions, and in so doing develop their ability to interpret liturgical prayer as a form of spirituality. Those not on the MA programme are very… Read more
August 2015
£275,

Individually Guided Retreat

Mon 24 August 2015, 12:00 pm to Thu 27 August 2015, 2:00 pm
An individually guided retreat is an extended time of prayer and silence undertaken with the support and guidance of an experienced facilitator. Each day you will meet with the retreat facilitator one on one for approximately 30 minutes to reflect on your experience. The rest of the time is yours to contemplate and meditate. This retreat is particularly suitable for individuals who are new to the idea of a guided retreat. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |… Read more
September 2015
£1350

Sarum Certificate in Spiritual Direction 2015-17

Fri 25 September 2015, 10:30 am to Sat 26 September 2015, 4:00 pm
The Sarum Certificate in Spiritual Direction aims to equip those who are called to this ministry to confidently and competently accompany others. Spread over two years, it offers a balanced learning environment blending personal and spiritual formation with skills development. The focus of year one is the lived experience of group members; personal spiritual development; basic listening and reflective skills and attention to the transformative power of God. Year two focuses on the key skills for this ministry e.g. building… Read more
October 2015
£295 - £450

Foundations and Forms of Christian Spirituality

Mon 5 October 2015, 3:00 pm to Thu 8 October 2015, 5:00 pm
This module will introduce students to the nature of Spirituality in the Christian tradition until the end of the eighteenth century. It will look at a number of spiritual traditions within Christianity and enable students to place them in their historical and philosophical contexts. Students will become aware of the problems we face in matters of interpretation when dealing with classical spiritual texts and will be encouraged to apply a range of interpretative methods to the texts they are introduced… Read more
£45,

Day of Spiritual Reflection: Autumns Changing Scenes

Fri 16 October 2015, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
The changing sights and sounds of autumn provide the backdrop for today’s reflection. We will engage with the natural world as metaphor to explore something of the changing scenes within each of us as the year moves from the glory that is autumn to the darker days of winter. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries courses@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more
£500

Enriching Ministry: The Practice of Pastoral Supervision

Wed 21 October 2015, 10:30 am to Thu 22 October 2015, 4:00 pm
This residential course is designed for anyone in pastoral ministry, lay or ordained, wishing to develop their skills and understanding of pastoral supervision. The programme includes two two-day residentials held on Wednesday 21 to Thursday 22 October 2015 and Wednesday 25 to Thursday 26 November 2015. Each residential begins at 10.30am on the first day and finishes at 4pm on the second. What previous participants say… “…comprehensive course that offered a wonderful grounding and structure for the practice of supervision.” “…the… Read more
£17 - £25

Stanley Spencer’s Memorial Chapel at Burghclere

Mon 26 October 2015, 11:00 am to 2:30 pm
See Spencer’s extraordinary visionary murals that memorialise the lives and the dead of World War One. The day includes a private group viewing of the chapel, accompanied by introductions to Spencer and the paintings. Then, after time for enjoying the gardens around the chapel and having a picnic lunch you will be led in a short service in the chapel on the theme of remembrance. The group will meet at Burghclere for an 11am start. Travel to Burghclere is not… Read more
November 2015
£45,

A Day with Julian of Norwich

Wed 4 November 2015, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
This one-day course will introduce students to the theology and spirituality of the English Mystic Julian of Norwich. Perhaps England’s first female theologian, students will delve into her idea of the motherhood of God, and how love shapes both her understanding of the Trinity and her commitment to Christ’s humanity. Julian’s spirituality has become a popular form of contemporary devotion. Reflectively examining these key ideas within her book, The Revelations of Divine Love, students will consider why this is and… Read more
£140 - £199

Writing Like a Woman: In Search of Feminist Theological Poetics

Fri 13 November 2015, 6:00 pm to Sun 15 November 2015, 2:00 pm
Do women write differently from men, any more than they pray or preach differently? What role might poetry and creative writing play in the spiritual lives and ministry of women as they seek to claim and use their own distinctive gifts? These are some of the questions Nicola Slee will explore with participants, using a range of poetry – including her own – and creative writing exercises. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722… Read more
£295 - £450

Sexuality and Spirituality

Mon 16 November 2015, 3:00 pm to Thu 19 November 2015, 5:00 pm
This module will provide students with the methodological tools to engage with a study of sexuality and Spirituality. Students will be enabled to understand how the Christian tradition has engaged with sexuality and Spirituality and how that impacts on contemporary debates. Students will be encouraged to relate these insights to their own experience and to critically evaluate the current theological and spiritual concerns in matters of sexuality. Those not on the MA programme are very welcome to book on this… Read more
December 2015
£160 - £220

Advent Retreat

Fri 11 December 2015, 12:00 pm to Sun 13 December 2015, 2:00 pm
This advent retreat is based on Raymond Chapman’s devotional meditations on the events from the experience of Zechariah to the return to Nazareth of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Our journey will include words, images and meditation offered by Jean Boulton-Reynolds. There will be time for personal reflection each day with optional individual time with the retreat guide. Each evening there will be a praying of the Stations of the Nativity when we shall pause for half an hour together to… Read more
January 2016
£140 - £199

Mindfulness and Contemplative Prayer

Fri 22 January 2016, 6:30 pm to Sun 24 January 2016, 2:00 pm
The practice of mindfulness has become extremely popular, with its benefits experienced by many thousands. This weekend will explore how various Christian contemplative prayer traditions have historically cultivated the values of a mindful presence, compassion, and connection with others, together with a uniquely Christian devotion in prayer. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries courses@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more
£295 - £450

The Nature of Contemporary Spirituality

Mon 25 January 2016, 3:00 pm to Thu 28 January 2016, 5:00 pm
An introduction to the nature of Spirituality in the Christian tradition from the nineteenth century to the present day. Students will investigate the proliferation of Christian spiritualities in this period and consider the impact of modernism, postmodernity, feminism and political theology on contemporary conceptions of Christian Spirituality. Students will also investigate the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of academic responses to Christian Spirituality (in relation to literature, psychology, film etc), and the extent to which they extend the taxonomy of the discipline.… Read more
February 2016

Pastoral Ministry and Christian Spiritual Direction

Mon 29 February 2016, 2:00 pm to Thu 3 March 2016, 5:00 pm
This module enables students to explore approaches to pastoral ministry and spiritual direction within the Christian tradition. It presents them with different models of pastoral care and encourages them to reflect theologically on these models, placing them in their historical context. Students will explore issues of particular concern for pastoral ministry in the contemporary context and engage with non-theological disciplines that provide pastoral care. Students will be introduced to different approaches to spiritual direction within the Christian tradition. They will consider… Read more
March 2016

Day of Spiritual Reflection: A Lenten Pause

Fri 4 March 2016, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
We are now part-way through the season the church calls Lent. Beginning on Ash Wednesday our journey through Lent is a journey towards the Cross. Where has it led you to-date? Where is there left to travel? Today is an opportunity for you to take time to ponder these, and other questions, as we consider some images of the tree in our spiritual life. Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries courses@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more

Holy Week at Sarum 2016 – Reconciliation: The Point of the Cross

Mon 21 March 2016, 9:30 am to Thu 24 March 2016, 10:00 am
During these days you will be journeying through Holy Week viewing it as a journey towards reconciliation. The programme has been designed to encourage three levels of reflection through the lens of reconciliation. First, there will be reflections around the events of Holy Week. The second level of reflection will be around reconciliation and society. At the third level, participants will be encouraged to reflect on their own inner journeys of reconciliation. These days may form the basis of a… Read more
April 2016

Literature and Spirituality

Mon 4 April 2016, 2:00 pm to Thu 7 April 2016, 5:00 pm
This module will give students the tools required to analyse modern English fiction and poetry in their relations to Christian Spirituality. It will encourage the skilful use of primary and secondary material in order to assess the spiritual character of the works of individual writers. Students will be enabled to demonstrate the relationship between Christian Spirituality and English literature. Those not on the MA programme are very welcome to book on this module as an auditor. Contact the Academic Administrator for all… Read more

Home Course with Ron Bushyager

Thu 7 April 2016, 12:00 am to Fri 8 April 2016, 2:00 pm
This course is about growing in self-awareness so that we can truly ‘inhabit’ our whole lives. The course uses the metaphor of rooms in a home to describe various parts of who we are. The kitchen is the place where we consider what we are taking in, the loft is where we hide things away, the lounge is where we think about having ‘space to be’, and so on. The course uses concepts from both psychology and Christian theology to… Read more

Exploring the Medieval Close

Thu 14 April 2016, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
For almost 800 years the Cathedral Close has been a place of prayer, worship and scholarship. During this day we will explore how this reflects the learning, liturgy and spirituality of the Middle Ages. This course will give you the opportunity to learn something about the history of the medieval close and to experience first hand some of its treasures. The course will be divided between teaching sessions and visits to the Cathedral and its library, where students will be… Read more

Medieval Spirituality

Mon 25 April 2016, 2:00 pm to Thu 28 April 2016, 5:00 pm
This module will encourage students to evaluate Western Medieval schools of Spirituality. It will examine the role of women in this period and evaluate their contribution to the Mysticism and politics of the period. Students will be encouraged to assess the impact of the Crusades on the ongoing relationship of Islam and Christianity. The module will highlight the legacy of this period to the Churches in our day. Those not on the MA programme are very welcome to book on… Read more
May 2016

Introduction to English Mystics

Wed 4 May 2016, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
This short course will focus on Medieval English Mysticism and seek to address the question of why mysticism is becoming such a popular form of spirituality in today’s Britain. By focusing on the English mystics the course seeks to explore our English mystical heritage and reflect on whether the spiritual concerns that our predecessors discuss are still relevant for us today. The day will be divided up into four lectures. Each will examine different aspects of the rich English mystical… Read more
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