A Time to Speak Out: a guided bible study

Start Date
21st June 2019 6:15 pm
End Date
23rd June 2019 2:00 pm


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The Quaker tradition deeply values silence. But Quakers have also been led to speak truth to power when that has been required. This tension between silence and speech has biblical roots. Drawing on recent work by the radical Biblical scholar, Walter Brueggemann, we will explore events in the Bible – from both Old and New Testaments – which expose times when maintaining silence allows oppression and coercion to continue and the powerful to keep control. When should silence be interrupted?

*Timothy Ashworth* is Woodbrooke's Biblical Studies tutor. He has a particular interest in what the Bible reveals about early Christian experience.

Ann Conway-Jones is an Honorary Research Fellow at Birmingham University. She specialises in making biblical scholarship accessible, relevant and inspiring.

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