This Year's Event "The Poet Prophets of the Old Testament"
Led by Revd Professor J. W. Rogerson
Hosted at: Beauchief Abbey
Wednesday 8th March 7pm The Rediscovery of Classical Hebrew Poetry in the 18th Century
Wednesday 15th March 7pm The Old Testamrent Prophets as Poets and Seers
Wednesday 22nd March 7pm Forms of Old Testament Poetry: Love Songs, Laments and Warnings
Wednesday 29th March 7pm The Servant Songs in Isaiah 40-55
Wednesday 5th April 7pm The Old TestamentPoet Prophets: their Relevance Today.
The 2013 Beauchief Abbey Lectures are now available for viewing as films on the internet:
On being a Broad Church by:Revd. Professor J. W. Rogerson
Revd. Professor John Rogerson introduces the foundation of the 19th century Broad Church movement and its implications for faith in Britain today, calling for a church that engages with the whole of society and which is not broader, but deeper.
In 1862 the active and dedicated missionary Bishop John Colenso questioned publicly the historical integrity of some of the Old Testament narratives, and the controversy that followed marks a turning point in the history of modern biblical criticism in Britain. This lecture explores the positive and affirming contribution made by biblical critical scholarship to the revealing of a God of justice and love in the Old Testament and the Gospel accounts of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
Revd. Professor Rogerson explores the often-made mistake of supposing that God is an object within our world of time and space whose existence there could be proved by logical or rational argument. The lecture goes on to outline the distinction made by the renowned poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge between Reason and Understanding. Coleridge’s contribution to Anglican thinking helps us to have a practical beliefinthe God of the Bible, rather than beliefs or assertionsaboutGod.
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