Please Join Us! ... for our series of lively discussions in a small group setting... In this series we will explore a diverse and exciting array of topics, featuring a book study of Voices of Morebath: Reformation and Rebellion in an English Village, by Eamon Duffy. We will have guest speakers who will join us to enrich and contextualize our study. Our full schedule is below.
February 6: Honoring Black History | Richard Kigel
Phillis Wheatley the Poet, presentation by Richard Kigel. How the sickly, traumatized seven year old middle passage survivor came to learn a new language and write such eloquent poetry that her owners were persuaded to free her.
February 13: Honoring Black History | Richard Kigel
Phillis Wheatley the Patriot, presentation by Richard Kigel. How Phillis Wheatley’s poems about the Stamp Act Riots, the Boston Massacre, the newly appointed leader of the Continental Army General George Washington celebrated her patriotic vision for a new America as a nation born in freedom, earning her the title of “Poet Laureate of the American Revolution.”
Febrary 27: Guest Speaker | Dr. Euan Cameron
Author of The Coming of the Protestant Reformation. The religious culture of Christianity in Western Europe in the years before 1500 was incredibly rich - and incredibly controversial. On one hand it was an age of exquisite music, vibrant and popular preaching, and a creative overflowing of devotions. At this time the Church was also fragmented, accused of institutional corruption and intellectual irrelevance. We shall consider how these different aspects might - or might not - have prepared the way for the Reformation.
February 20—March 20: Book & Bible Study
March 27: Guest Speaker | Dr. Euan Cameron
Author of The Coming of the Protestant Reformation. It used to be taught that the Reformation occurred in sixteenth-century Europe as a reaction against the flaws, the failings, the corruption in the Church. Historians nowadays are much less sure that this explanation holds up. Martin Luther (1483-1546) belonged to and experienced much that was good in the late medieval church as well as protesting against its dubious practices. The reformers argued that even if the medieval Church were perfectly run, it was still trying to do the wrong things. We shall explore how this was so.
April 3: Book & Bible Study
April 10—17: No Adult Education
April 24: Guest Speaker | Dr. Donald Gerardi
The Reformation in England
May 1—8: Book & Bible Study
May 15: Guest Speaker | Dr. Donald Gerardi
Protestant and Catholic Legacies in the Post-Reformation English Church
May 22: Book & Bible Study
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