How the Bible is actually used by Anglicans across the Communion lies at the heart of current disagreements. Archbishop Rowan WIlliams set up the 'Bible in the Life of the Church' project as one response, in which the Revd Dr Charles Sherlock was the Australian co-ordinator (2009-2011). His participation in the project also afforded Dr Sherlock the opportunity to bring together four decades of reflection on using the scriptures in his 2012 Moorhouse Lectures (revised and published as Words and the Word).
In this address, grounded in, but moving on from, his earlier work, Dr Sherlock explores three metaphors which can assist in approaching how God's people use the scriptures today: food, cathedral and detective. The lecture concludes with a case study of 'blood', an image of perennial significance in Christian thought, liturgy and life.
||Thursday 22 October, 2015
||7.30 – 9.30 pm
||St Peter's Hall, Eastern Hill
||$15 (concession: $12)
The Rev'd Dr Charles Sherlock|
Charles Sherlock has taught theology and liturgy for over four decades, principally at Ridley College, Melbourne, and in the United Faculty of Theology. He was a member of the Liturgy Commission which drafted A Prayer Book for Australia, has been a member of ARCIC (Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission) since 1991, and is an Honorary Research Fellow of the University of Divinity. A widely published author, Charles has written several books and many articles, and lives in Trentham near Bendigo in active retirement with his spouse and co-theologian, the Rev'd Dr Peta Sherlock.
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