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October 2015
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2015 Niblett Memorial Lecture: Troubling Context: Christian Witness in Canada

Sat 10 October 2015, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
This lecture explores two challenges for Christian witness in Canada. First, Canadian contexts make faith formation challenging. The history of the churches with First Nations, the experience of pluralism and secularity are three particular realities that trouble Christian identity. Second, some scholars are challenging the whole idea of context as fate. And so the question of what Christian witness brings to the Canadian context will also be addressed. The lecture will be followed by questions and a discussion between the speaker, Richard… Read more
£295 - £450

Theology and Human Culture

Mon 12 October 2015, 3:00 pm to Thu 15 October 2015, 5:00 pm
Engage with the ‘texts’ and practices of human culture and explore the nature of the relationship between theology and culture through creative and critical perspectives. Students will be introduced to the interface between the divine and human culture and become familiar with the distinct methodological approaches taken within the sociological, philosophical, and theological studies of culture. Students will attend to the interdisciplinary nature of the study of culture from the 17th century to the present day and as such gain… Read more
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TQQ: The Gospel of Mark: A Story of Belief and Bafflement (1/2)

Tue 13 October 2015, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Mark lets us know at the outset that he has a point of view on Jesus: he is the Messiah. But it soon becomes clear that we know more about Jesus than his often baffled companions do, and we also know more than the world at large is allowed to know. So why is so much store set on secrecy, not to mention misunderstanding? Why does Jesus’ family nurse such doubts about him, and why do his followers oscillate between… Read more
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TQQ: The Gospel of Mark: A Story of Belief and Bafflement (2/2)

Tue 20 October 2015, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Mark lets us know at the outset that he has a point of view on Jesus: he is the Messiah. But it soon becomes clear that we know more about Jesus than his often baffled companions do, and we also know more than the world at large is allowed to know. So why is so much store set on secrecy, not to mention misunderstanding? Why does Jesus’ family nurse such doubts about him, and why do his followers oscillate between… Read more
£6,

TQQ: The Gospel of Matthew: Christian Judaism or Christianity? (1/2)

Tue 27 October 2015, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Matthew’s Gospel, to which we owe the Sermon on the Mount, is peppered with paradoxes. At one and the same time it is extremely Jewish in atmosphere and also fiercely critical of some members of the Jewish community. It advocates a religion that some would see as Christian Judaism and others as Christianity, and the two are not the same. It belongs firmly within the Christian world but has no sympathy with Christians who do not toe the line in… Read more
November 2015
£215 - £365

Biblical Study Break: The Gospel of Luke the Physician

Mon 2 November 2015, 1:00 pm to Thu 5 November 2015, 2:00 pm
“Luke creates a symbolic universe which orders history in such a way as to provide a past, present and future for his Christian contemporaries. He links them with their predecessors and successors in a meaningful totality” (Philip Esler). Luke’s Gospel places the story of Jesus within a grand narrative of Christian origins rooted in the Jewish scriptures. In this study week we shall explore the structure and wider themes of the Gospel within its canonical framework as a foundation document… Read more
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TQQ: The Gospel of Matthew: Christian Judaism or Christianity? (2/2)

Tue 3 November 2015, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Matthew’s Gospel, to which we owe the Sermon on the Mount, is peppered with paradoxes. At one and the same time it is extremely Jewish in atmosphere and also fiercely critical of some members of the Jewish community. It advocates a religion that some would see as Christian Judaism and others as Christianity, and the two are not the same. It belongs firmly within the Christian world but has no sympathy with Christians who do not toe the line in… Read more
£6,

TQQ: The Gospel of Luke: The Story of a Radical Conservative (1/2)

Tue 10 November 2015, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
To Luke we owe some of the most cherished stories in the Gospels – the parables of the good Samaritan and the prodigal son, or the framing of the whole story between infancy narratives and the story of the unrecognized stranger on the walk to Emmaus. Luke loves the theme of freedom – but freedom from what? He highlights the role of women – but is he in any sense a feminist? He seems at times rather conservative by instinct,… Read more
£6,

TQQ: The Gospel of Luke: The Story of a Radical Conservative (2/2)

Tue 17 November 2015, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
To Luke we owe some of the most cherished stories in the Gospels – the parables of the good Samaritan and the prodigal son, or the framing of the whole story between infancy narratives and the story of the unrecognized stranger on the walk to Emmaus. Luke loves the theme of freedom – but freedom from what? He highlights the role of women – but is he in any sense a feminist? He seems at times rather conservative by instinct,… Read more
£6,

TQQ: The Gospel of John: The Story of a Visiting Stranger (1/2)

Tue 24 November 2015, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Here is the key question for readers of the Gospel of John: why is this Jesus so different from the three other versions provided by Mark, Matthew and Luke? Jesus talks all the time about himself and sees the secret of his significance in his origin with his Father before the beginning of time. This quite distinctive Jesus must be formational of a very distinct Christian community, one that had some very painful experiences at the hands of co-religionists, and… Read more
December 2015
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TQQ: The Gospel of John: The Story of a Visiting Stranger (2/2)

Tue 1 December 2015, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Here is the key question for readers of the Gospel of John: why is this Jesus so different from the three other versions provided by Mark, Matthew and Luke? Jesus talks all the time about himself and sees the secret of his significance in his origin with his Father before the beginning of time. This quite distinctive Jesus must be formational of a very distinct Christian community, one that had some very painful experiences at the hands of co-religionists, and… Read more
£295 - £450

Text, Interpretation and Imagination

Mon 7 December 2015, 3:00 pm to Thu 10 December 2015, 5:00 pm
The images, stories, myths and teachings of the Bible have served as a foundation for the Western cultural imagination. In this module students will engage in critical and creative hermeneutics as well as a deeper and closer reading of the Biblical texts themselves, and see how these texts inform, and are informed by human creativity. Students will pursue inter textual analysis and offer the opportunity to make comparisons between different types of text (sacred and otherwise) and be encouraged to… Read more
January 2016
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TQQ: The Jewish World of Jesus of Nazareth (1/2)

Tue 5 January 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
No one can understand too clearly the corporate consciousness, the history-fuelled sensitivities, the regular religious practices, and the qualified internal diversity of the Jewish community within which Jesus of Nazareth was born, lived, and died. We begin the term’s work by sketching in some of the determining features of that community’s practice and belief. In setting the scene for the reconstruction of Jesus’ mission, we give careful attention to the rugged figure of John the Baptist, undeniably a figure within… Read more
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TQQ: The Jewish World of Jesus of Nazareth (2/2)

Tue 12 January 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
No one can understand too clearly the corporate consciousness, the history-fuelled sensitivities, the regular religious practices, and the qualified internal diversity of the Jewish community within which Jesus of Nazareth was born, lived, and died. We begin the term’s work by sketching in some of the determining features of that community’s practice and belief. In setting the scene for the reconstruction of Jesus’ mission, we give careful attention to the rugged figure of John the Baptist, undeniably a figure within… Read more
£6,

TQQ: God’s Kingdom: Old Theme, New Energy

Tue 19 January 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Much uncertainty attends the exercise of reaching back to the historical figure of Jesus, so we will pause over methodology first of all. No one doubts that Jesus spoke publicly and repeatedly about ‘the kingdom of God’, so our next task is working out what he meant by it and what (if any) were the particular nuances he conveyed. Appearing on the public stage as a prophet he aroused opposition, not only because of what he said but also because… Read more
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TQQ: Jesus Among the Healers of the World

Tue 26 January 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
In one sense, being a healer proved nothing; in another sense, it was a means of making a deep imprint on society. Jesus seems to have accepted that others did what he was doing (allegedly!), and there were available in his time a number of patterns of assessment of such workers of miracles – charismatic holy men, shamans, and others. Jesus gave a very particular meaning to his own actions, to which we can with due caution gain access. We… Read more
February 2016
£295 - £450

Theology and Film

Mon 1 February 2016, 2:00 pm to Thu 4 February 2016, 5:00 pm
Explore the growing field of theology and film. Students will become conversant in the language and history of cinema, noting specifically the unique ways in which film uses technology, editing, framing, and sound to convey meaning. After a brief introduction to film studies, we will look at the historical relationship between theology and film, with specific reference to the reception (ranging from prohibition to utilisation) of film by the Christian Churches. Through the study of selected films (The Railway Man,… Read more
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TQQ: Jesus and the Sages of Israel

Tue 2 February 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The approach of wisdom, originally unconfined to Israel but latterly absorbed into the religion of ‘the law and the prophets’, was clearly one with which Jesus identified. When he went back to Nazareth, it was his wisdom that impressed just as much as his healings (see Mark 6.2). We will check the developing concerns of the wise teachers – thus, Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes – and go on to measure the indebtedness of Jesus to their legacy. We ask whether… Read more
£215 - £365

The Book of Ruth

Mon 8 February 2016, 1:00 pm to Thu 11 February 2016, 2:00 pm
Ruth is the story of the ancestry of David and Jesus that starts when the ‘house of bread’ (Bethlehem) has run out of bread. Off to a bad start hindsight might not be all there is to this tale. Is this an agricultural idyll or a brutal tragedy? Is this an example of feminist liberation or patriarchal oppression? Is this a tale of ancestry begetting and begotten or a theology of redemption? Should we wonder about the ethics of immigration… Read more
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TQQ: Pondering the Parables

Tue 9 February 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
For Mark, who said that Jesus never said anything except in parables, and for many through the centuries, the parables are his most enduring and memorable legacy. But how do parables work, we may ask? Do they make more demands on the listener than attentive listening? And when they serve to provoke, what is the intention of the speaker? Advance booking not required, simply come along on the evening. For further information about Theology Quest and Questions, visit our TQQ page… Read more
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TQQ: Following in the Footsteps of Moses? Jesus and the Law

Tue 16 February 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
There was a time when students of the historical Jesus insisted on quite fundamental tension between him and the Mosaic tradition that so defined the life of the Jewish people. If they were right, the so-called parting of the ways between Christianity and Judaism was inevitable and indeed the harvest of seeds sown by Jesus. But perhaps they were not right! We will take soundings in some of the most sensitive of the evidence provided by the Gospels – for… Read more
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TQQ: Holy People and Holy Place: Jesus and the Jerusalem Temple

Tue 23 February 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The thought that Jesus set out to found a church is controversial, but it may well be that the beginnings of such a thought are to be found in the idea of a human temple rather than one built with stone. That requires us to reconstruct Jesus’ view of the Jerusalem Temple: was he accepting and affirming, or was he critically inclined towards some kind of replacement? Maybe the ‘cleansing’ of the Temple was the most arresting thing he ever… Read more
March 2016

TQQ: Can This Be the Son of God?

Tue 1 March 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
In the ancient world one way of conveying the conviction of a person’s specialness was to tell stories about his/her birth, and two of the Gospels do just that. Each in its own way majors on the idea of Messianic Sonship, and both leave behind clues as to how that conviction was achieved. We will investigate Matthew 1-2 and Luke 1-2 and begin to see how the potentially related ideas of Messiahship and Sonship can be detected in the self-awareness… Read more

TQQ: Why Did Jesus Die?

Tue 8 March 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
No one would have invented a story of crucifixion, one of the most desperate and degrading means of capital punishment ever invented. Such a death in the case of Jesus poses questions as to what he said or did, or was thought to have said or done, that might have caused the authorities to move against him and ultimately to take his life away from him. On another level, there is the question of whether an untimely death figured in… Read more
April 2016

The Bible: Cultural Critique and Transformation

Mon 4 April 2016, 2:00 pm to Thu 7 April 2016, 5:00 pm
The Bible is notably the most translated book in human history. Its worldwide popularity has shaped political, economic and cultural relations in societies where it is read. Its entrenchment in history has made it a language for readers, interpreters and textual critics alike who have found the Bible a useful critique to address issues of concern within their contexts and so to voice various calls for social and cultural transformation. Despite the fact that the study of the Bible in… Read more

Liturgy and Culture

Mon 18 April 2016, 2:00 pm to Thu 21 April 2016, 5:00 pm
This module will investigate the relationship between liturgy and its changing cultural contexts. This is a topic that has become increasingly important for churches as they reassess their relationship to society and for liturgical studies as churches and scholars recognise the significance of cultural context for liturgical development. The module will introduce students to different ways of understanding the relationship between culture and liturgy, and the implications and theological assumptions of each approach. Reflection on these issues will be in… Read more

TQQ: Easter: Epilogue and Prologue

Tue 19 April 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Gospel writers do not end their narratives with a grim and ghastly death but with unexpected light at the end of the tunnel of darkness. They and their fellow-believers called it ‘resurrection’, something intensely real to them and intensely meaningful for all thoughts about Jesus from then till now. Our researches have to examine the phenomenon of visionary experiences of the bereaved, which would scarcely have been sufficient to generate ‘resurrection’ thinking, and we also have to probe the… Read more

TQQ: From Jesus to Paul

Tue 26 April 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
By the time Paul came on the scene the Jesus movement had turned into the Christian church in Jerusalem. The intensity of his opposition and subsequent volte face provokes a series of questions. What can we piece together about the life and faith of the Jerusalem community, with its Hebrew and Hellenist wings? What made Paul so implacably hostile? What was the meaning of what happened on the Damascus Road, and was it a ‘conversion’ or a ‘call’ or something… Read more

2016 Sarum Lectures – Being Human: The Renewal of Pastoral Theology

Wed 27 April 2016, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Church of England is seeking to re-imagine Christian ministry for the 21st Century. A hundred years ago during the First World War, Dick Sheppard was the Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields and “the most influential parish priest the Church of England has ever known”. He could be said to have re-imagined Christian ministry for a substantial part of the Church in the 20th Century. His concern was for the love of Christ and his care was of people, not statistics. His… Read more
May 2016

TQQ: The Religion of Paul: Christian Judaism or Christianity?

Tue 3 May 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Paul made his most indelible mark as ‘the apostle to the gentiles’, but his understanding of Christian mission went through more than one phase. What are the presuppositions of the change of emphasis from ‘preaching circumcision’ to becoming ‘the apostle to the uncircumcised’? Does that change mean that Paul became the founder of a new religion? Advance booking not required, simply come along on the evening. For further information about Theology Quest and Questions, visit our TQQ page or contact Alison… Read more

2016 Sarum Lectures – Engaging Arts and Minds: A Sort of Christian Apologetics

Wed 4 May 2016, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
There has been a renaissance in the relationship between Christianity and the arts. There is an enormous willingness on the part of artists to explore meaning and faith creatively and with imagination. Whilst there might be safety for the Church in accepting only the work of Christian artists, the more important engagement is with good art that respects its Christian context. It makes us bigger people and deepens both our cultural life and the life of faith. This lecture is… Read more

Promises and Problems: The Bible and the Holy Land Today

Mon 9 May 2016, 1:00 pm to Thu 12 May 2016, 2:00 pm
Starting from a discussion of some of the concerns raised by the realities of the Middle East, the Holy Land and Jerusalem today, this Bible study break will explore what resources the Bible can offer to engage with them. It will also acknowledge that certain readings of the biblical material have clearly contributed to current tensions and difficulties. A selection of texts from different parts of the Bible, both Old Testament and New Testament, will be explored in some detail… Read more

TQQ: Crisis in Antioch

Tue 10 May 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
In the long term Paul’s tense relationship with the leadership in Jerusalem reached breaking point in a confrontation in his home church of Antioch. The ramifications were wide-ranging and quite fundamental, and they leave us with two questions: What was Paul saying when he was trying to persuade gentiles to become Christians in any setting untouched by the controversies over the Jewish heritage? And what exactly did he mean by ‘righteousness by faith’ in a setting where that heritage was… Read more

2016 Sarum Lectures – A Changing Climate: On Care For Our Common Home

Wed 11 May 2016, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Among Christians there has been an ecumenical convergence about the environment and what Pope Francis called ‘the care for our common home’. This is an urgent task that all people need to address. It is so critical an existential problem as to overwhelm our traditional divisions and relativize them almost to the point of extinction. Following the Paris Climate Change agreement, how are we to respond to the care of God’s creation? This lecture is part of a series of… Read more

TQQ: The ‘Gospel’ of the Son of God

Tue 17 May 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
It is clear beyond all doubt that the interpretation of the significance of the crucified and risen Jesus was the all-consuming issue for Pauline Christianity. So we will examine how far the historical Jesus was relevant to Paul’s theological outlook; what meaning should be attached to the crucifixion; how close Jesus comes to God in Paul’s theological scheme; and how far the term ‘in Christ’ provides a vital key, perhaps the most vital of all. The world in which Paul… Read more

2016 Sarum Lectures: Renewing Hope: The Profligate Generosity of God

Wed 18 May 2016, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Church mis-describes itself when we focus too much on statistics. God’s ‘Easter people’ live with the hope of the resurrection in which life and love are of eternal significance. This matters for the world, not just for the Church. A message chalked on the ground in the Place de la Bourse in Brussels after the recent terrorism said, ‘Hope is our resistance’. We Christians are a people alive to the hope of heaven. We are called to live as… Read more

Worship, Art and Architecture

Mon 23 May 2016, 2:00 pm to Thu 26 May 2016, 5:00 pm
The space in which Christian worship takes place is influenced by the culture of the age and place as well as ecclesiology. This module will investigate church buildings and their art in significant historical periods in order to highlight the way each artefact is the result of a confluence of variables. The theoretical notion of ‘sacred space’ will be explored and students will be encouraged to reflect upon the use of liturgical space in specific contexts. There will be a… Read more

TQQ: The Divine Spirit and Christian Ethics

Tue 24 May 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
If the letter to the Romans is, as many claim, the most systematic presentation of the Pauline position, a very crucial role is played by the central section (5.12-8.39). This richly repays careful analysis, and from that analysis will emerge important data concerning Sin and sinning, the law and the Spirit, the gospel and baptism, and the ultimate Christian hope. Advance booking not required, simply come along on the evening. For further information about Theology Quest and Questions, visit our TQQ… Read more

TQQ: Believing and Belonging

Tue 31 May 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Whatever store Paul set on the individual’s response of faith, it was always incorporation in a believing and worshipping community that sustained that faith. That in turn generated a long agenda: the identity of ‘church’; the implications of the reality that ‘in the beginning was the meal’; the interaction of charisma and institution; and the relationship to the local synagogue. Advance booking not required, simply come along on the evening. For further information about Theology Quest and Questions, visit our TQQ… Read more
June 2016

TQQ: Men, Women and Christians

Tue 7 June 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Paul has often been held responsible for some very reactionary and sexist positions on the status and function of women. Maybe the charge is just, maybe it is a serious misjudgment. We will examine the evidence, stretching as it does from the seemingly enlightened (depending on your point of view!) ‘all one in Christ’ formula to the strange discussion of wearing veils and the strict demand for female silence in church. Advance booking not required, simply come along on the… Read more

God, Beauty and the Imagination

Mon 13 June 2016, 2:00 pm to Thu 16 June 2016, 5:00 pm
The aim of this course is to explore how God, beauty and the imagination have found expression in art, literature and music and how these themes have been reflected in theology. In so doing the module will provide an introduction to some major art-historical epochs and subjects and examine how artists have engaged with and have rendered Christian dogmas, such as the life, death and resurrection of Christ, the Trinity, Mary, the church etc through various means from the Renaissance… Read more

TQQ: Living in Hope

Tue 14 June 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Some think that Paul has been done no favours by those who found the centre of his thought in either ‘justification by faith’ or ‘in Christ’ rather than ‘waiting for God’s Son from heaven’. There is plenty of grist to the mill of hope in Pauline faith, so we will sketch in some of the ways in which living hopefully defines the future and even touches the present. Resurrection thinking comes into play once again, as well as some surprising… Read more

TQQ: Paul and His Legacy

Tue 21 June 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
In the aftermath of Paul’s Christian career as missionary and theologian it was unavoidable for each and every branch of the Christian Church to take a stance in relation to his convictions and influence. The three synoptic gospels do it, Acts does it, but maybe some of the letters attributed to Paul but doubtfully written by him are specially interesting as sings of what happened among those who wished to be faithful – as they saw it! – to Pauline… Read more
July 2016

Reading Scripture Together: Great Grandmothers of Jesus (Part One)

Thu 7 July 2016, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Why does Matthew mention four women in his genealogy of Jesus? What do those four women tell us about who Jesus is and how we can follow him? These are questions we want to explore in these two days. In this first day we explore the stories of Tamar in Genesis 38 and Bathsheba (or ‘the wife of Uria’ – as Matthew calls her) in 2 Sam. 11:1-12:24. These stories are intriguing in more ways than one. We do not only… Read more

New Testament Greek in a Week

Mon 25 July 2016, 9:15 am to Sat 30 July 2016, 3:30 pm
To read the New Testament in the language of the Apostles is to discover the text afresh, unencumbered by the expectations of translation. The Greek of the New Testament is distant from today’s English both linguistically and culturally. The poetry and prose of the original texts speak of long vanished empires, the abuse of power and the plight of the poor and disadvantaged. To encounter the text in its original language is to step into a world of priests and kings,… Read more
September 2016

TQQ: What Makes Theology Interesting? An Introduction to the Year

Tue 27 September 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
An introduction to the variety of reasons why studying theology has proved to be worthwhile, transformative, intellectually challenging and life enhancing for countless people through the ages. Advance booking not required, simply come along on the evening. For further information about Theology Quest and Questions, visit our TQQ page or contact Alison Ogden (aogden@sarum.ac.uk; 01722 424826) or David Catchpole (davidcatchpole538@gmail.com; 01722 424800). Read more
October 2016

Theology and Human Culture

Mon 3 October 2016, 2:00 pm to Thu 6 October 2016, 5:00 pm
Engage with the ‘texts’ and practices of human culture and explore the nature of the relationship between theology and culture through creative and critical perspectives. Students will be introduced to the interface between the divine and human culture and become familiar with the distinct methodological approaches taken within the sociological, philosophical, and theological studies of culture. Students will attend to the interdisciplinary nature of the study of culture from the 17th century to the present day and as such gain… Read more

TQQ: Theology and the Bible: How the Bible Functions as a Theological Resource

Tue 4 October 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The first of four introductory sessions in which we explore how Christians do theology. Since the Bible has been central to the development of Christian belief, we consider the relationship of the Bible to belief and how we might regard the Bible as ‘holy scripture’. Advance booking not required, simply come along on the evening. For further information about Theology Quest and Questions, visit our TQQ page or contact Alison Ogden (aogden@sarum.ac.uk; 01722 424826) or David Catchpole (davidcatchpole538@gmail.com; 01722 424800). Read more

TQQ: Theology in the Church: Creeds and Heresies

Tue 11 October 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Since its early beginnings Christianity has developed by engaging in debate around contested, yet central, beliefs. We look at how the story of beliefs accepted (in the form of creeds) and rejected (in the form of heresies) sheds light on the nature of theology. Advance booking not required, simply come along on the evening. For further information about Theology Quest and Questions, visit our TQQ page or contact Alison Ogden (aogden@sarum.ac.uk; 01722 424826) or 
David Catchpole (davidcatchpole538@gmail.com; 01722 424800). Read more

2016 Niblett Memorial Lecture: Reading Scripture Today

Sat 15 October 2016, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
“The Word of God is living and active” (Heb.4.12): Can we hear scripture afresh today? Modern interpretation of the Bible focussed on the past – the original meaning was the true meaning. Postmodernism has discovered that texts may have future meanings unforeseen by the author. This lecture will explore what this means for reading scripture today, and will focus the issues by looking closely at how the Jewish scriptures were read by the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews, and… Read more
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