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Epiphany-Lent Study Group

Epiphany-Lent Study Group with The Revd Canon Professor Richard A. Burridge

Every Wednesday, 2:30pm-4:30pm, from 31 January to 13 March with an extra session added on Wednesday 10 April

In person in the Richard Eyre Room, Exeter Cathedral (entrance via West Wing of the Cathedral) or remotely via Zoom.

Join our Epiphany-Lent Study Group on the Gospel according to St Mark, with the Revd Canon Professor Richard A. Burridge, an internationally recognised biblical scholar, ethicist, theologian and social commentator.

This seven-week course will look at Mark’s account of Jesus’ ministry of teaching and healing, the origins of the conflict with the religious leaders of his day, Mark’s discussion of Jesus’ identity and mission, as well as prepare us for Holy Week through Mark’s narrative of the Passion and Crucifixion. Insights from the gospel’s possible original audience and context will provide clues for how we can read it today, as well as benefit from Mark’s wisdom under the suffering of the early church for our concerns two thousand years later.

This Epiphany-Lent group will provide an opportunity to “go deeper” in three directions:

  • Deeper into the text itself and its original meaning
  • Deeper back to its origins, background and historical setting (as much as we can discover that today)
  • And deeper forward to its meaning and significance for us today.

About The Revd Canon Professor Richard A. Burridge:

The Revd Canon Professor Richard A. Burridge is an internationally recognised biblical scholar, ethicist, theologian and social commentator. He was Dean of King’s College London from 1993 to 2019. Now a Research Fellow in the Department of Theology at the University of Manchester, and a Visiting Professor at Virginia Theological Seminary, USA, he devotes his time to research and writing, as well as his public ministry lecturing and undertaking theological training for clergy and lay people. In addition to his academic work his best-selling Four Gospels, One Jesus? has made biblical scholarship accessible to a wider audience. His academic scholarship and his contribution to the life of the worldwide church was recognised when he was awarded the 2013 Ratzinger Prize by Pope Francis, the first non-Roman Catholic to receive this prestigious prize. Richard is particularly passionate about the way Mark was written to be heard, rather than read, and his translation from that perspective helps the gospel leap from the page into our imagination.

For more information or to book a place, please contact Revd. Canon Professor Richard Burridge.