The opening chapters of Genesis contain very familiar stories: Creation, Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Cain and Abel, Noah and the Flood, the Tower of Babel.

These are a puzzle: how literally are we to take them? Can we make sense of them in the light of scientific progress? In what sense can we consider them to be ‘true’? Yet, by reading them carefully and critically, we find profound questions and insights, reflecting issues as pressing today as they were thousands of years ago: of human nature, gender, environment, creation and destruction, competition, the family of nations. In this course we will reacquaint ourselves with these ancient stories, seeking a better understanding of them in their context, in the Hebrew Bible, and as Christian scripture.

This course can be taken as part of the Certificate in Theology, or Certificate in Theology Plus

Speaker: The Rev’d Dr Kevin Walton, Canon Chancellor

Date and time:  Wednesdays 23 September – 21 October  7.30 - 9.15pm  
Participants will be able to join from 7.15pm on the first night of the course, thereafter from 7.25pm

Price:  £60 

Venue: Online via Zoom

As this course will be hosted over Zoom, participants will need access to a computer/laptop/tablet/phone which has audio in order to be able to hear. In order to participate fully, a web camera and microphone are also advised.

Instructions for signing up and joining the talk will be sent via email ahead of the first class. If you have not received these details by 5.30pm on the night of the first class, please call 01727 890205. Please ensure that you provide a current email address when you book. 

You can book online here, or call the Box Office on 01727 890290. Tickets will be on sale until 5pm on the day of the first class.

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