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Seminar Series: Research Skills in Theology

MBIT in Cambridge or Online via Zoom 12 - 14 Grange Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Seminar Series: Research Skills in Theology  Theological Writing: finding a voice   Lent term     2nd February 2023, 2–4 pm Scripture and Community  in dialogue with memory and hope    16th Feb 2023, 2–4pm Tradition and Spirituality   in dialogue with prayer and patterns of holy living    2nd March 2023, 2–4 pm Theology and Mission in dialogue with the outer life of the community of faith   Academic writing in theology: endings  Easter term     27th April 2023, 2–4 pm Theology and the political arena in dialogue with civic society and centres of power 11th May 2023, 2–4 pm [...]


Moral Development Reasoning and Decision Making

Online with Zoom

This course provides introduction developmental moral psychology in conversation with selected themes from within normative philosophical ethics (for example, ‘care’, ‘justice’ and ‘duty’. It engages with science and art.  It inquires into such questions as ‘what is moral maturity?’; how does the moral self develop?’; ‘what constitutes and conditions moral growth’?; ‘how to achieve moral excellence?’; ‘is good character enough for leading morally good life?’, ‘how do we assess difficult moral situations and prioritise goods?’; ‘how do we deal with moral incontinence or failure?’; ‘what should the content of moral education be in order foster moral growth?’. Cost:  £230 Dates: [...]


Let My People Go: Reading the Book of Exodus A Gateway to the Old Testament

MBIT in Cambridge or Online via Zoom 12 - 14 Grange Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

This exciting 8 week course offers participants a dual opportunity – to read in its entirety a significant book of the Bible and to be involved in a ground-breaking research project. The Book of Exodus with its emphasis on the liberation of God’s people is a major key to understanding both the Old and New Testaments. Familiar stories include the birth of Moses, the ten plagues, the crossing of the Red Sea, manna in the desert, the giving of the Ten Commandments... You may have encountered these accounts in childhood and through readings at Sunday or weekday Mass. But are [...]

Recurring Event Pearl Anniversary

Lady Margaret Beaufort’s Book of Hours

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As one of our talks & events centred around Lady Margaret Beaufort for our Pearl Anniversary year, there will be a chance to visit the Old Library at St John’s College to view Lady Margaret’s stunningly beautiful illuminated and inscribed Book of Hours, her translation of the Imitation of Christ and Bishop St John Fisher’s funeral sermon for her requiem at Westminster Abbey, as well as relevant material from the archives. This event is free of charge but please note that we advise early booking as numbers are limited to 30 people. Joining instructions will be sent nearer the time [...]


One Psalm across five traditions

MBIT in Cambridge 12 - 14 Grange Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Examining how Jews, Christians, and Muslims have distinctly read the same Psalm shows the disparate approaches to the same themes, the same spiritual topics, the same challenges of living out faith. Moreover, Psalms provide a unique opportunity since Muslim writers over the centuries considered that the Psalms of David, which they call the Zabur, underwent little of the corruption (Taḥrīf) they attribute to Torah and Gospels, and they were therefore more willing to “appropriate” the Psalms, to comment on them. This paper looks at how Jews, Christians, and Muslims over the centuries have interpreted Psalm 48, an important Psalm since from [...]