Online Zoom Theology
Once every two months, we organise a theology seminar by Zoom to discuss a particular idea, theme or text. We aim to make discussion as approachable as possible, and to give people space they need to express their thoughts and questions.
Very often a speaker will introduce our discussion, or participants will have been expected to read a book, watch a film, or see a play in preparation.
Organising the event by Zoom means a wide range of people can participate even if they don’t live in London. These Zoom seminars always take place on Tuesday evenings at 7.00 pm and last for no more than an hour.
Seminars in the past few months have taken as their subject topics such as the recent Hopkins/Coleman film, “The Father,” and Rowan Williams’ latest book, “Looking East in Winter.”
Here is our programme for the next few months:
Tuesday 14th March 2023 – 7.00-8.00 pm
The Sacrament of Easter: the Rites of Holy Week
Fr Jeremy Haselock will explore with us the rich history of the rites of Holy Week: their origins; how we should celebrate them now; and their theological significance.
Participants are encouraged to read Fr Jeremy’s excellent work, “The Sacrament of Easter,” which is in the process of being published in a new edition, in preparation for this seminar.
Tuesday 9th May 2023 – 7.00-8.00 pm
“Mary, Founder of Christianity” – who is the biblical Mary?
This seminar will be led by Fr Peter Anthony and will explore two recent works focussed on the biblical account’s assertions concerning the significance and role Mary the Mother of Jesus.
We will look at Chris Maunder’s new book, entitled, “Mary Founder of Christianity,” which seeks to reappraise the significance of Our Lady’s role in the life of the followers of Jesus.
We will compare Maunder’s ideas with Brant Pitre’s work, “Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary: Unveiling the Mother of the Messiah.” He also seeks to place modern catholic assertions about the role of Mary in the context of the New Testament narratives.
Readers are encouraged to read at least one (and ideally both) of these books in preparation for the seminar.
Tuesday 11th July 2023 – 7.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Theologies of the Holocaust
Parishioner of All Saints’ Josh Dolphin recently spent a summer placement at Yad Vashem learning about the work of the World Holocaust Remembrance Centre. Josh will introduce a discussion thinking about Christian and Jewish theological responses to the Holocaust and ways in which we remember and commemorate that terrible period of European history.