Thursdays in term time (17 January - 7 March)
Location: The Old Library
12.45pm - 1.30pm (following the 12.15 Holy Communion).
This term Dr William Lamb will be exploring St John the Divine's Book of Revelation. This book has been described as the Bible's 'prime visionary text' and a charter for "the Principle of Hope". It can offer a radical and subversive perspective on situations of oppression and evil. It can inspire a renewed hope in God's gracious purposes for the whole of creation. But its legacy is ambiguous. This same book has also been interpreted in ways that appear to collude with violence, terror and oppression. How do we learn to read this book with sensitivity and imagination?
Hot drinks are provided, and you are welcome to bring a packed lunch.
17 Jan Apocalypses and Apocalyptic: An Introduction
24 Jan The Letters to the Seven Churches (Revelation 1-3)
31 Jan The Open Door (Revelation 4-5)
7 Feb The Seven Seals (Revelation 6-10)
14 Feb Silence in Heaven (Revelation 8)
21 Feb The Seven Visions (Revelation 11-15)
28 Feb The Fall of Babylon (Revelation 16-19)
7 Mar The New Jerusalem (Revelation 20-22)