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Lectures and Study Days

Our programme of informative and thought provoking lectures, study days and summer schools offers the chance to hear from experts in many fields. Recent lecturers include Frank Field MP, Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Kate Adie OBE and Nick Spencer of the Theos think tank. In 2014 we covered topics as diverse as Woodbine Willie, John Duns Scotus and Faith & Politics. For Summer 2015 we shall be looking at Faith, Environment & Poverty with Study Days on Faith in the Public Square and…

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About Sherborne Insight

The Insight Programme at Sherborne Abbey offers the chance to engage with the important questions for faith in our time. Lectures, Study Days, Summer Schools and Evening Classes all contribute to an broad programme which seeks not only to inform but to engage with the key questions before church and society. Share:Follow Us:

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Hilfield Friary

We are delighted to announce a new partnership for the Insight Programme with our friends of the Society of Saint Francis (SSF) at Hilfield Friary. Most residential courses are held at the Friary which is just to the south of Sherborne. Hilfield Friary is set on the edge of the Dorset Downs with magnificent views across the Blackmore Vale – rural England at its greenest, the countryside of Thomas Hardy’s novels. There have been Franciscan brothers living here in a collection…

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The Insight Web

You will find all our events listed under [Programme] and you can book tickets for events on-line at the foot of the page advertising the event. Posters and brochures for the programme can be downloaded at [Resources]. New for 2015 is the [Insight] Blog where we shall feature short pieces on Insight related issues from our own team and others. The site is ‘Responsive’, this means that it detects whether you are using a PC or laptop, tablet or mobile phone…

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Biblical Languages

In addition to our contemporary theology and apologetics stream, we also offer the opportunity to learn to read NT Greek or Biblical Hebrew. Whether in weekly evening classes here in Sherborne or in residential study schools at Hilfield Friary, Sarum College or elsewhere why not consider an encounter with the Bible in the Raw. We all have our favourite English translation of the Bible but whether it is the familiarity of the traditional language of the King James Version (KJV, AV), the immediacy of modern translations…

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Learning to Read New Testament Greek

The Greek New Testament The Christian Gospel spread along the trade routes of the Greek speaking Roman Empire. From Jerusalem to Alexandria, Antioch, Ephesus, Athens and Rome the apostles carried the Gospel throughout the ancient world. They spoke and wrote Koine Greek, the common tongue of the Eastern Meditteranean. Their gospels, letters and stories became what we now call the New Testament. Reading their gospel in their language gives us a glimpse of how their message transformed their communities. the…

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Learning to Read Biblical Hebrew

The Hebrew Bible Nearly all of the Old Testament is written in Hebrew. The world of the scribes who collected and wrote down the Jewish Law, the histories of Israel and the deeds and words of the Prophets was very different world from ours. They used stories to express what they had learnt about God. Sometimes they wrote songs or poems, sometimes they constructed myths but they were always focussed on God and what he has done. To read Genesis…

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