theology

Incarnation

Following our series of lectures during the autumn BEING HUMAN it seemed appropriate to close the circle by considering the mystery of the Word made flesh. We heard read this Christmas, as we do every Christmas, the opening verses of the Gospel of St John, “In the beginning was the word… and the word was made flesh and lived among us, and we have seen His glory”. The words are familiar but how can we understand the glory, necessity even,…

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A Soul for Europe

With a European Union membership referendum pending we are delighted to welcome Ben Ryan. Ben is a Researcher at Theos, the religion and society think tank. He holds degrees in Theology and Religious Studies from the University of Cambridge and in European politics from the LSE. He is the author of the Theos reports A Very Modern Ministry: Chaplaincy in the UK and A Soul for the Union. The European Union is in crisis. The crisis in question is a hydra, a beast…

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The drama of our salvation

A Sherborne Abbey Insight Lecture on the Eucharist, given by Canon Eric Woods on Monday 1 February 2016 Many years ago, in 1945, a remarkable man, a Benedictine monk of the Church of England, Dom Gregory Dix, published a pioneering study of the Eucharist and its history called The Shape of the Liturgy. Some of his arguments are now disputed, but towards the end of the book he delivered a sustained meditation on the sheer power of the Eucharist which…

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Two Minds, One Heart!

An Insight Lecture given by the Revd Sister Ann-Marie Stuart, F.J., MA on the 11th January 2016 at Sherborne. In his book entitled ‘The Collage of God’ Canon Mark Oakley, Chancellor of St. Paul’s Cathedral refers to an image from The Greek Philosopher Archilochus, suggesting that there are two different takes on life. He said, the Fox knows many things, while the hedgehog knows one big thing. Isaiah Berlin interpreted this as meaning that some people relate to one central…

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Two Minds One Heart

Revd Sr Ann-Marie Stuart, Monday 11th January 2015 Every time we celebrate our Eucharist or Communion Service in the Abbey we take part in a celebration that has come down to us through the centuries; a multi levelled spiritual experience. In this talk we will begin to unpack some of the insights which might help us to understand the exciting dynamics behind the music and the words. I discovered as I looked more deeply into what we do when we…

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Holy Mysteries?

Two lectures exploring the Eucharist: 11th Jan 2016 Two Minds, One Heart Transcript: http://insight.sherborneabbey.com/two-minds-one-heart/ 1st Feb 2016 The Drama of Salvation   Share:

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A place to live and the means to prosper

We hear much of the environment in our news. Whether climate change, dwindling oil supplies or spectacular weather events the way we interact with our world has never been more urgent. We are prone to considering our environment as something different from ourselves, something we consume. In this talk Prof Tim Gorringe, well known as a champion of the Transition Town initiative, invites us to take another look at the world we live in.

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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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Forthcoming Events
  1. Incarnation

    Monday, 12 February, 2018 @ 19:30 - 21:00
  2. NT Greek in a Week

    Monday, 23 July, 2018 @ 09:30 - Saturday, 28 July, 2018 @ 15:30
  3. Beginning Biblical Hebrew

    Monday, 13 August, 2018 @ 09:30 - Wednesday, 15 August, 2018 @ 15:30