Study of the Weekly Parashah and Sunday Readings
Every Friday(resuming on Friday 13th April) :
A discussion on the Torah Portion read in Synagogues on Shabbat and the Gospel read in Catholic Parishes on Sunday : 11.00 – 12.30 (Tea and coffee from 10.30)
Two study days with Rabbi Mark Solomon
Three Study Days with Jonathan Gorsky
Abraham Joshua Heschel, (1907-1972) was one of the great spiritual figures of twentieth century Judaism and a pioneer of Christian-Jewish relations. We will look at Heschel’s spiritual heritage and his prophetic interventions in American public life.
We will look at the work of the South American theologians who inspire Pope Francis’ radical approach to the problems of our world.
An exploration of the festival of Shavuot, the Jewish Pentecost, that takes place seven weeks after Passover. We will look at the traditional understandings of the revelation at Mount Sinai and examine the significance of the Torah for contemporary Judaism.
Two study days with Dr John McDade
‘We didn’t know there was a Holy Spirit’ (Acts 19.2) This is the response of Ephesian Christians to St Paul when he asked them if they had received the Holy Spirit. What does the Holy Spirit do and what do Christians mean by saying that they believe in the Holy Spirit? And how do Jews and Christians differ on the meaning of the Holy Spirit of God?
The ideas of N. T. Wright and Ben Meyer, two of the most creative recent interpreters of the Historical Jesus.
Wednesday June 6th 48th Annual Cardinal Bea Memorial Lecture
Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the 1943 Encyclical of Pius XII, Divino Afflante Spiritu, the Foundation Document of Modern Catholic Biblical Studies.
Speakers : Fr Adrian Graffy & Jonathan Gorsky
7.00pm – 9.00pm : Refreshments from 6.30pm