Rhiannon Grant’s work at Woodbrooke spans academic and practice-based approaches to Quakerism. She teaches in Woodbrooke’s short course program and supervises research and teaches postgraduate…
Praying With Our Minds
Prayer should involve our whole selves. In this course we will practice praying with our minds. We will ask questions about the existence and nature of the divine, not in order to find final answers but in order to strengthen our connection with God: the I-Thou relationship with the mysterious beloved. Accepting that there is much we cannot know, we will nevertheless engage in wanton and fabulous speculation to stretch our skills of logic and imagination and bring our thoughts closer to the transcendent. We will play with ideas and experiment with prayer. We may not convince anyone, even ourselves, of the answers we consider, but we will learn from the exploration of possibilities. Suitable for all kinds of believers, nontheists, and others who would like to experiment with using the intellect to connect to ‘that of God within’ or possibly without – whatever that is.
The start date is when course materials and forums become available.
Live sessions are every Tuesday at 19:00-20:30.
All times given are UK time.
Course category: Spirituality & Retreats
This course will involve:
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.