Book Club

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Tuesdays 15 January - 26 February
6 - 7pm
The Mitre, High Street, Oxford

The University Church's Book Club meets on Tuesday evenings in term time, and is an informal gathering at which we discuss short works of fiction or collections of stories and tales. In Hilary term 2019, we will be discussingThe Orthodox Heretic: And other impossible tales, by Peter Rollins. Here Rollins retells familiar Christian, Jewish and Buddhist parables with contemporary twists, to show how they disrupt doctrinal religion and well-meaning piety, and invite us to embrace life’s paradoxes. The first set of parables is entitled 'Beyond Belief', the second 'G-O-D-I-S-N-O-W-H-E-R-E', and the third 'Transfigurations'.

Each week, someone introduces a couple of the stories and helps us think about the issues which they provoke. 

15 January - The Revd James Crockford
Jesus and the Five Thousand (A First-World Translation)
Finding Faith

22 January - Andrew Bennison
The Pearl of Great Price
The Reward of a Good Life

29 January - Ana-Maria Niculcea
Being the Resurrection
The Mission of Judas

5 February - Janet Moth
The Payoff
The Orthodox Heretic

12 February - The Revd Canon Bruce Kinsey
The Prodigal Father
The Invisible Prophet

19 February - Anna Dill
God Joins The Army
Blindness

26 February - John Olson
Awaiting the Messiah
The Believer