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Study Day: 'Troublesome Texts'

Saturday 4th November 2017 from 1.30pm - 5.00pm

Noli me Tangere by Graham Sutherland
Noli me Tangere by Graham Sutherland

This year the theme of the Cathedral's annual and highly popular biblical study day is Troublesome Texts: Exploring Difficult Parts of the Bible from The Song of Songs to the Book of Revelation.

£7.50 per ticket.  Click here to book tickets.

Tickets can also be purchased in person or by telephone from The Novium Museum, Tower Street, Chichester (10.00am - 5.00pm daily - 10.00am - 4.00pm on Sundays) 01243 775888.

Which part of the Bible do you find challenging, difficult or just plain puzzling?  Perhaps Revelation, the last book of the Bible, with its lurid imagery such as the angels with the seven last plagues, or the great whore and the beast.  Or aspects of Genesis, the very first book, with its troubling story of Hagar, a slave woman who bore an illegitimate child to Abraham before both were cast out into the wilderness to die.  Or what about the erotic imagery of the Song of the Songs, not to mention the difficult texts in the Pauline letters about women and same-sex relations?  Not to mention some of the really challenging teaching of Jesus about money and possessions...

Please choose three talks, one from each session time, from the list below.  When you book you will be issued with three tickets, one for each session, and will need to show the relevant ticket to a steward at the entrance to each venue in turn.

SESSION ONE: 1.30PM

'Violence in the Book of Revelation.' Professor Stephen Moyise
(Venue: Cathedral)

or

'Running to win: Paul and success in competitive sport.' Rachel Moriarty
(Venue: Dresden Room, 4 Canon Lane)


SESSION TWO: 2.45PM


'Troublesome text - a series of contemplative prayer stations.' LouLou Morris
(Venue: Cathedral)

or

'The Challenge of Hagar (Genesis 16 & 21) in today's world' Dr Janet Tollington
(Venue: Vicars' Hall)

or

'Troublesome Texts and the Life of Faith: What do Christians do with difficult texts in the Bible?' Dr Steve Smith
(Venue: Sherborne Room, Bishop's Palace)

or

'The difficult sayings of Jesus.'  Revd Dr Hazel Sherman
(Venue: Dresden Room, 4 Canon Lane)


SESSION THREE: 4.00PM


'Paul on women and sexuality.' Professor Jimmy Dunn
(Venue: Cathedral)

or

'Intimate Jesus: The Sexuality of God Incarnate.'  Revd Dr Andy Angel
(Venue: Vicars' Hall)

or

'Eroticism or mysticism? Interpreting the Song of Songs.' Canon Dr Anthony Cane
(Venue: Dresden Room, 4 Canon Lane)

Please note that booking in advance is recommended as some sessions will fill up.

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