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August 2021

Introduction to Biblical Hebrew 2021

Sun 8 August to Fri 13 August
Reading the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible in the language in which it was written is to open a window into a different world and times. We are as a culture more than 3,000 years distant from the nomadic tribes who wandered the Middle East from amongst whom emerged a radical new understanding of Creation and the Creator. Learning to read Biblical Hebrew is an adventure in difference. Ancient Hebrew is linguistically distant from European languages and employs structures and techniques to… Read more

September 2021

‘A Sound We Christen’: The Language of Worship

Tue 14 September, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
This course will briefly explore the roots of Christian liturgy and what is meant by a ‘poetics of liturgy’. Attention will be given to liturgy as performance, with a study of the important and controversial writings of Bishop Amalarius of Metz (d. c 850). Further attention will be given to the rich liturgical life of late medieval England before the Prayer Book of 1549, and its ‘bi-lingual’ worship in Latin and English. Finally, we will consider the principles underlying Common… Read more
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