Expectant Waiting: reflections from the Bible and Quakers, from theology and poetry

9th November 2020 - 6th December 2020


The silence of Quaker meeting is not an end in itself. It carries a sense of waiting. At any time, this can give rise to a depth that is collectively felt by those present. Or be the occasion of inspired words, heard by one individual or shared with the whole gathering.

This online course is made of four weekly live sessions in which we will explore this theme of waiting, bringing together the reflections of Quakers with words of scripture, theology and poetry. W. H. Vanstone’s The Stature of Waiting and T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets will help us identify the riches in this theme, both for Quakers and others who may well be preparing to mark Advent, the season characterised by hopeful expectation.

Live sessions will be on Thursdays at 18:30-20:00.

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This course will involve:

Live talkPrivate 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. Unfortunately, we cannot offer closed captions on any live sessions for this course.

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