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Biblical Response to Crisis Series: The Flood Myth and the Trauma of Exile: Genesis 6:5 – 9:29

  • Course Dates: Thu 8 October 2020, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Much of the Bible is a response to crisis – be it the Babylonian exile or the death of Jesus.  In a time of global pandemic, these three sessions will revisit biblical attempts to find meaning amidst cataclysmic events.

Together we will explore:  Using the flood myth to process experiences of devastation; expressing grief, anger, and hope through the Psalms; and facing up to violence and suffering with Mark’s Gospel.

Participants will be asked to read a few biblical chapters in advance.  This is an online course: each session will include a presentation on ways of reading and interpreting those chapters, followed by plenty of time for discussion and questions.

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Series overview

October 8, 7-830pm

·         The Flood Myth and the Trauma of Exile: Genesis 6:5 – 9:29

October 15, 7-8.30pm

·         Grief, Anger, and Hope in the Psalms: Psalms 13, 44, 27

October 22, 7-8.30pm

·         The Death of Jesus, the Destruction of the Temple, and Mark’s Gospel: Mark 11:1 – 16:8

Course Details

Thu 8 October 2020
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
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Sarum College

Dr Ann Conway-Jones is an honorary research fellow at the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham. She specialises in biblical interpretation, early Jewish–Christian relations, and the development of Christian mysticism. She combines up-to-date scholarship with over twenty years’ experience of teaching adults.
Course Price:
one session £25; two sessions £50; three sessions £60