Thursdays 17 October - 5 December
Location: The Old Library
12.45pm - 1.30pm (following the 12.15 Holy Communion).
This term we will be exploring St Mark's Gospel. The shortest of the canonical gospels, it is probably also the earliest. Although the narrative is pacy - 'and then Jesus did,... and then Jesus said, and immediately....', more recent criticism has tended to be fascinated by the artistry of Mark's narrative, full of curious ambiguities and uneasy non-endings. Studying this gospel is a fascinating way into serious biblical study, and in the process, we become more familiar with the challenging and sometimes subversive figure of Jesus.
Hot drinks are provided, and you are welcome to bring a packed lunch.
17 October Reading Mark
24 October The Beginning of the Gospel (Mark 1)
31 October The Parables of Jesus (Mark 4)
7 November Caesarea Philippi (Mark 8)
14 November Death and Discipleship (Mark 9-10)
21 November The Eschatological Discourse (Mark 13)
28 November The Passion Narrative (Mark 14-15)
5 December Mark's Ending (Mark 16)