Galatians: Paul’s gospel of liberation

9 - 30 September

The live Zoom sessions are at 18:30-20:00 (UK time) every Monday.

Bible open to the epistle to the Galatians

Paul’s Letter to the Galatians is his most radical expression of how the experience of the Spirit can transform how people think of themselves and shape community life. This course will tackle the text step by step, aiming to bring Paul’s words to life.

‘For freedom Christ has set us free’. This strange phrase forms the centre of Paul’s teaching in this letter. He is confident that this community has experienced liberation. His challenge to them is to not try and capture that experience in a form of disciplines and rituals. It is meant to be lived!

As we read the text we will explore Paul’s words and take note how issues of translation sometimes obscure the force of what he says. Along the way, we will see deep connections with Quaker understandings of the living word and Paul’s confidence that faith in that word can bring about a new creation.

There will be some material to look at before the first session. We will email you around one week prior to the course with information about accessing the course, including this material, on our online learning platform (Moodle).

This course will involve:

DiscussionOnline discussion forumWritten and visualZoom Session

Accessibility info:

On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communication adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Automated Zoom closed captions are available for all live sessions but if you feel you require more accurate closed captioning please email us directly in addition to booking.

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