Stuart Masters is a member of Woodbrooke’s Learning and Research Team. He is the Programme Coordinator for history, theology and Bible study. Before coming to…
The Rule of Christ: themes in the theology of James Nayler
20 June 2022 - 31 July 2022
The live Zoom sessions are at 19:00-20:00 (UK time) on Thursdays 30 June, 14 July and 28 July.
James Nayler was a gifted early Quaker theologian. This course, explores important themes within his theology. We will examine Nayler’s Christology, and consider how this produces a practical theology with radical political, economic, and ecological implications.
Working through this material will enable you to gain a deeper understanding of early Quaker theology, and consider what this means to you. You will also have the opportunity to reflect on the contemporary relevance of Nayler’s theology particularly in terms of politics, economics and ecology.
The course, which is based on the book The Rules of Christ: Themes in the Theology of James Nayler (Brill, 2021), runs over six weeks. It will include recorded presentations, questions for reflection, written resources and a discussion forum. We will also meet together in three short live sessions to share our reflections and responses.
The date period given for the course is when you are expected to interact with the online material and discussion forum; you can work on this at any time to suit you.
This course will involve:
On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communication adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Automated Zoom closed captions are available for all live sessions but if you feel you require more accurate closed captioning please email us directly in addition to booking.