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Visitors are welcome
to join with the Community
at any or all of the services.

They will be held in the chapel unless otherwise shown

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When: 14th - 17th July 2017

Thinking Scripture

A weekend course for Christians sympathetic to a Catholic approach to scripture

If you are new to Boarbank, this is one of the best times of the year to visit, but, even here, it has been known to rain!

A few places still available...

The Gift of Scripture

God’s word comes to us in human form: in Jesus Christ and in human language, understood through human reason. Therefore we need to read the Scriptures both prayerfully and systematically, asking ‘How were they written?’ and ‘How should we interpret them?’
Thinking Scripture has been running now for ten years. This year we shall take a general theme and examine it through selected texts from the Old and New Testaments. During the weekend, through lectures, discussion and reflection, we shall explore the different ways that we, as an informed believing community, might read and understand this text.
It will be taught by Catholics, but open to Christians of any denomination, and to anyone else who is seriously interested in learning more about the Scriptures.

What is THINKING SCRIPTURE?

An opportunity

  • to make like-minded friends
  • to enjoy a weekend together in beautiful surroundings
  • to think seriously about the scriptures
  • to pray and reflect

A chance to study Scripture

  • as literature
  • as history
  • as theology
  • through lectures
  • through reading and discussion

Trips and other activities in beautiful surrounding:

  • Free time for relaxing or conversation
  • Quiet time or socialising in the evenings

Prayer and liturgy:

  • Daily Mass
  • Morning, Evening and Night Prayer from the Prayer of the Church
  • Opportunities for quiet reflection

Who will teach it?

Sr Margaret Atkins taught theology in Leeds for ten years and joined the community at Boarbank in 2005. She has a particular interest in Augustine and Aquinas, and in ethics.

Dr Geoffrey Turner was for many years Head of Theology at Trinity and All Saints, Leeds. He has taught and written on a range of New Testament and other theological themes. He has recently published a book on St Paul, The Paul of Surprises.

Fr Richard Taylor studied at Louvain and the École Biblique in Jerusalem before beginning his teaching career at Ushaw College and Durham University. He has lectured for many years in Rome, where he taught courses on scripture and on ecumenism. Fr Taylor has taught as a visiting lecturer in many parts of the world.

Costs for the weekend, including full board, range from £175pp (double/twin room) to £210pp (single en suite).

Students and the low paid are offered a reduced fee. Please ask if you need financial assistance as some is available. 

You can also download and print out a LEAFLET about the course and Boarbank, if you wish to publicise this course in your local area. (Microsoft Word required)

For more information please contact SR MARGARET

 

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