Book Group: John Barton’s ‘A History of the Bible’

20th May 2021 - 11th August 2021


John Barton’s wide-ranging book ‘A History of the Bible: The Book and Its Faiths’ was published in 2019.  It covers not only the formation of the biblical books, but also their reception as scripture in both Jewish and Christian communities.  It attracted five-star reviews, commended for its phenomenal learning and quiet wisdom. It was later abbreviated and serialised for Radio 4. Participants are expected to buy a copy and read (or listen to) it! We will work through the book in six sessions. Following opportunities to share thoughts and reactions online, there will be a fortnightly live Zoom session.

Author John Barton will be making a guest appearance at the live session on Thursday 8 July.

Live sessions are every other Thursday starting on 27 May at 18:30-20:00.

All times given are UK time.

Course category:

This course will involve:

Individual reflectionLive discussionPrivate discussionWritten and visual

Accessibility info:

On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communications adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Closed captions can be made available on all recorded material and may be available for live sessions upon request; please contact us directly in addition to booking if you require closed captions.

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