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September 2018

Prof Dr Gavin D’Costa Christian-Jewish relations: new and difficult questions

September 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St Mark’s Church, Leeds Road
Harrogate, HG2 8AY United Kingdom
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This lecture will address the question: if the covenant with Israel is irrevocable (Romans 11.29), what does that mean for Christians who accept that and believe that salvation is from Christ alone?

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October 2018

Rt Revd Graham Tomlin, General Epistles part 1

October 13, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Mowbray Community Church, Westmoreland Street
Harrogate, HG1 5AT United Kingdom
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An exploration of the non-Pauline New Testament letters (Hebrews, James, 1 and 2 Peter, 1, 2 and 3 John and Jude) that were written to the whole church rather than to individuals or individual churches. We will look at the Author, Setting, Date, Purpose and Themes of each within the overarching geographical context of the 1st century and the emerging reality of a Jewish-Gentile church.

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November 2018

Revd Prof Dr Charlotte Methuen The Reformation and Brexit: history and the position of the UK in Europe

November 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St Mark’s Church, Leeds Road
Harrogate, HG2 8AY United Kingdom
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The English Reformation has been cited as evidence both for and against the decision of the UK to leave the EU.  Henry VIII’s idiosyncratically independent stance has been contrasted with the European dimension of Thomas Cranmer’s contacts and the influence of continental Reformers in England and in Scotland.  This paper will examine those arguments, and explore them in the context of the engagement of the Churches of England and Scotland in the debates surrounding Brexit.  What insights might the history…

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December 2018

Rt Revd Graham Tomlin, General Epistles part 2

December 1, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Mowbray Community Church, Westmoreland Street
Harrogate, HG1 5AT United Kingdom
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In the second section of this study we will look at the threefold topic of ‘Faith’ (James and Hebrews), ‘Hope’ (1 & 2 Peter) and ‘Love’ (I, 2 & 3 John).

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January 2019

Rt Revd Dr Tom Wright Space, time and history: Jesus and the challenge of God

January 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
St Mark’s Church, Leeds Road
Harrogate, HG2 8AY United Kingdom
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The question of how we talk about God has become more and more confused in today’s western culture. Where might such a conversation start, and how might it proceed? Professor Wright argues for a radical and often surprising convergence between the problems we perceive in the world and the historical investigation of Jesus himself. This generates a new kind of ‘natural theology’, rooted in the biblical tradition but reaching out to embrace the wider world.

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February 2019

Revd Dr Andrew Emerton, The Prophets part 1

February 16, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Mowbray Community Church, Westmoreland Street
Harrogate, HG1 5AT United Kingdom
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In this Introduction to the Prophets we will look at the definition of prophecy and explore the role, purpose and place of the Major Prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel) and the Minor Prophets (Hosea, Micah, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Joel, Zechariah, Haggai and Malachi) in both pre- and post-exilic Israel.

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March 2019

Rt Revd Dr Helen-Ann Hartley To read, mark, learn and inwardly digest: some reflections on a diet of Biblical Interpretation

March 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St Mark’s Church, Leeds Road
Harrogate, HG2 8AY United Kingdom
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Bishop Helen-Ann was previously Bishop of Waikato in New Zealand, an office she has held since 2014. At the time she was the first woman priest ordained in the Church of England to become a bishop. She succeeds Bishop James Bell who retired last year. Bishop Helen-Ann was born in Edinburgh and grew up in north-east England. She is the fourth generation of her family to be ordained, and was priested in 2006 in the Diocese of Oxford. She worked…

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April 2019

Revd Dr Andrew Emerton, The Prophets part 2

April 13, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Mowbray Community Church, Westmoreland Street
Harrogate, HG1 5AT United Kingdom
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In this concluding section on the prophets we shall focus in on the book of Isaiah, unpacking First Isaiah (chapters 1–39), Second Isaiah (chapters 40–55) and Third Isaiah (chapters 56–66). We shall finish with a look at contemporary prophets today.

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