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Exploring the Old Testament

Start Date
30th August 2019 6:15 pm
End Date
1st September 2019 2:00 pm


Course Details

Does the Old Testament puzzle, perplex or put you off?  Come and discover some of its riches and beauty, as well as its agonised responses to suffering and violence.  We will explore the contexts in which the Hebrew Bible was written, and then trace the different ways in which it has been interpreted in Jewish and Christian traditions.  The tutor was recently commended by a local Quaker meeting for “profound insights with a lightness of touch”.  Anyone welcome – no prior knowledge required.

Course outline

  • Encountering the Old Testament
  • Jewish, Christian and critical lenses
  • Prophetic Poetry and Imperialism
  • The Masterful Story of King David
  • Joy and Grief in the Psalms
  • The Glory of God and the Holy of Holies

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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