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The Resurrection in John and Paul

This is a summary, you can read the full discussion here.

In line with our equivalent textual comparison from the Synoptic Gospels, this session focuses on the depictions of Jesus’ return from the grave found in John and Paul. As before we are asking what the author wants to say about the Resurrection and what that might mean to us today. We begin with the appearence of Jesus to his disciples in a house from the Gospel of John. (more…)

The Resurrection in John and Paul [Full Discussion]

How often we forget that the Resurrection not only made possible our salvation, but also some pretty windows.

In line with our equivalent textual comparison from the Synoptic Gospels, this session focuses on the depictions of Jesus’ return from the grave found in John and Paul (but not George and Ringo). As before we are asking what the author wants to say about the Resurrection and what that might mean to us today. We begin with the appearence of Jesus to his disciples in a house from the Gospel of John. (more…)

The Resurrection in the Synoptic Gospels [Full Discussion]

Of the following passages we asked:

  • What does the author want to say to us about the Resurrection event? (and why?)
  • What might the Resurrection mean for us?  (more…)

The Resurrection in the Synoptic Gospels

The following is a summary, you can read the full discussion here.

You can read the following references by clicking on the headings. Of these passages we asked:

  • What does the author want to say to us about the Resurrection event? (and why?)
  • What might the Resurrection mean for us? (more…)

The Origin of Jesus

In this session we look at the fourth Gospel (sometimes called the ‘Spiritual Gospel’) through the most famous part, the prologue. (more…)

The Song of Songs

Suggestive art by Marc Chagall

Like Job and the Psalms this small book, also called ‘The Song of Solomon‘, is an example of biblical wisdom literature. It is also of a more specific genre, an epithalalium- a wedding song common in the neighbouring Egyptian and Babylonian cultures. You could get a quite a shock if you read it with no introduction as, as the image above implies, it is rather sexual. (more…)

Prophesy

Not all prophesies are this exciting.

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Prophesy [Full Discussion]

Despite being but a small sea creature, the late Paul the octopus stunned football fans by correctly predicting the outcome of every match of the World Cup held in Germany.

Prophets are figures that we don’t see around today although they figure prominently in the Bible, particularly later in the Old Testament with the books collectively known as the Major Prophets and Minor Prophets. In previous sessions we saw how the story of Hebrew prophesy began much earlier on with Abraham, and it reached a kind of pinnacle with Moses– but what exactly is a ‘prophet’? (more…)

Cruelty in the Bible [Full Discussion]

He (God) vanquished those cities and all the inhabitants of the valley, and everything that grew on the ground. (Genesis 19:25)

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Cruelty in the Bible

He (David) brought their foreskins and presented them before the king (Saul) in full number. (1 Samuel 18:27)

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