Centre for Encountering the Bible

Opportunities to read, explore, discuss and interpret biblical texts and their ancient contexts from diverse perspectives.

We want to read and interpret the bible for many different reasons: not only for historical information, moral guidance or spiritual wisdom but also to encounter each other and God and for the sheer pleasure of it. We want to read and interpret the bible for many different contexts: not only of Christian church but also in the context of political questions and contemporary culture. We want to read and interpret the bible from many different angles: not only liberal and conservative but also secular and interfaith.

Dr Jayme Reaves is the Centre coordinator. Dr Reaves is a Public Theologian, working with congregations and communities to reflect on the public impact of their theology. She is an Honorary Fellow at the Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education and the author of the 2016 book, Safeguarding the Stranger: An Abrahamic Theology and Ethic of Protective Hospitality, which looks at the practice of providing sanctuary to the threatened other in the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic religious traditions and their sacred texts.

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  • Encountering the Bible Courses

    Tue 30

    TQQ: Thinking About the Holy Spirit

    Tue 30 April, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Tue 07

    TQQ: One Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church

    Tue 7 May, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Mon 20
    Tue 21

    TQQ: The Church: Metaphors and Models

    Tue 21 May, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Tue 28

    TQQ: Spirit and Eucharist

    Tue 28 May, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Tue 04