About the Exploring Theology Winter 2023 course
Winter 2023: Exploring Modern Developments in Theological Conversations
Sarum College’s flagship Exploring Theology programme is for anyone who wishes to deepen their knowledge of and relationship with the Bible and Christian teachings through intellectually rigorous, interactive, and accessible learning.
This is a two-year course designed so that students can join in at any time.
Year A focuses on Exploring the Bible, serving to equip students with knowledge and tools to read and encounter the Scriptures faithfully and fruitfully in their own lives.
Year B focuses on Exploring Christian Belief, which serves to help students see the bigger picture in relation to developments and themes within the Christian tradition.
In 2023 we are focusing on exploring Christian Belief and then the various ways we read and live with it.
This course is run solely online via Zoom over 10 weeks each Tuesday evening from 7-9pm BST, with sessions being recorded and readings made available via SarumLearn to registered students.
Week – Date – Topic – Tutor
1 24 Jan The Social Gospel Movement (19th century roots – industrial revolution) / James Crossley
2 31 Jan The Search for the Historical Jesus / James Crossley
3 7 Feb Wrestling with God and the Problem of Suffering & Evil / Katie Cross
4 14 Feb Does God Change?: Relationality and Process Theology / Jayme Reaves
5 21 Feb The Search for What Saves Us: Atonement Theories and Critiques / Jayme Reaves
6 28 Feb ‘The Lord heard our voice and saw our affliction, our toil, and our oppression’: An Intro to Liberation & Black Theology‘ / Carlton Turner
7 7 Mar ’God Save the King’?: An Intro to Post-Colonial Theology / Carlton Turner
8 14 Mar Encountering the Feminine Divine in the Christian Tradition: An Intro to Feminist Theology / Rachel Starr
9 21 Mar In Praise of Indecency: An Intro to Queer Theology / Lyndon Webb
10 28 Mar For Us and Our Salvation?: Faith and Mission in a Diverse World / Jayme Reaves