‘Of what earthly use is the Bible?’ – With Brendan McCarthy

Wednesday August 26th 2015

 Course leader the Rev Brendan McCarthy.

Course leader the Rev Brendan McCarthy.

Due to popular demand, a third course led by the Rev Brendan McCarthy will take place in St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast, beginning on September 23.

The course, titled: ‘Of what earthly use is the Bible?’ explores the nature, interpretation and application of the Bible.

Whether you are totally new to looking at the Bible or have considerable skill navigating your way through this book, this course will have something to enlighten, challenge or inform you. There will be genuine exploration with no opinions out of bounds!

The course takes place over seven sessions as follows:-

Part One – Making the Bible
1. How the Books were written.
2. How the Books were chosen.

Part Two – Interpreting the Bible
3. Understanding the different types of literature in the Bible.
4. The historical and cultural context of the Bible’s books.

Part Three – Applying the Bible
5. The Bible; “Word of God” or “witness to God?”
6. The Bible and Faith: “Road Map” or “Travel Companion?”
7. The Bible and Ethics: “Rule book” or “Work Book?”

Sessions take place in the Board Room at St Anne’s Cathedral. Early registration is advised as places are in high demand. Please contact admin@belfastcathedral.org for times and fees.

Brendan McCarthy has a primary degree in divinity as well as Master’s degrees in theology, history and human rights law and a doctorate in Christian Ethics. He is an ordained Anglican Priest and is currently the Church of England’s national adviser on Medical Ethics and Health and Social Care Policy.

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