Talking about God
God – mysterious, ineffable, spiritual, (for some) experienced, (for some) an absence, a short word and a big idea – is not an easy topic for discussion. Can we say anything? In this course we will explore the importance of both silence and speech as we engage with a wealth of possibilities: metaphors, paradoxes, creating new language, learning and borrowing, and reclaiming old words for our own purposes. Based on Rhiannon Grant’s book, Telling the Truth about God (Christian Alternative, 2019).
This course takes place at Swarthmoor Hall near Ulveston in the Lake District. Originally the home of Judge Thomas Fell and Margaret Fell, today its historic building and beautiful gardens are a wonderful back drop for courses and retreats.
Rhiannon Grant is Tutor for Quaker Roles. She is a life-long Quaker who researches and writes about religious language and practices. She is also Deputy Programmes Leader, Centre for Research in Quaker Studies and supports our postgraduate programmes and research work.
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