This series of four talks in the season of Advent will reflect upon ways in which Episcopalians understand Holy Scripture. Because we Episcopalians, like all Christians, read the Bible from our own perspective and within our own denomination, it is worth probing our own predilections. It is worth asking, in other words, what characterises an Episcopalian approach to the Bible over time, say, from the Reformation until today.
The talks will address: (1) how we settled on the Bible as the last word at the Reformation; (2) how we pray with the Bible and why Books of Common Prayer came into use; (3) how the Enlightenment affects the way we read the Bible; and (4) how we read the Bible in a variety of ways in our own day.
Time: 7pm to 8pm on the four Mondays in Advent via Zoom.
- Monday 29 November: The Bible’s authority: Who’s got the last word?
- Monday 06 December: Praying with the Bible: Why a Book of Common Prayer?
- Monday 13 December: The Bible in the Enlightenment: Who’s the light of the world?
- Monday 20 December: The Bible in the twenty-first century: How do we read it?