On Thursday afternoons, we run our course, Catholic Theology and Practice. The programme is designed to be flexible, and is, for example, a good entry point for those thinking of resuming study after a lengthy gap; or for graduates in a discipline other than theology who need to have appropriate formal theological study before applying for the MA in Pastoral Theology.
- Although it’s not compulsory, students who want to write assignments or essays can do so in consultation with the Director of Studies. These can be set for different levels of study.
- The programme is currently taught on Thursday afternoons from 2–5.30pm. Teaching is followed by Mass and community supper.
- The course comprises five modules a year offered on a three-year cycle. Students can join at any point and study for anything between one and three years. It is possible to register for one semester or even for just one module.
- A transcript of courses attended is available on request.
Easter Term 2019
Thursday afternoons, 25th April–16 May 2019
Course leader: Dr Louise Nelstrop, Jubilee Fellow
The course will introduce students to key themes and figures within Western Christian Mysticism. It will explore the rich mystical heritage that we find within this tradition, examining important figures such as Origen, Augustine, Dionysius, Hildegard of Bingen, Julian of Norwich and the Cloud-Author. To apply please contact Ela Wolbek, firstname.lastname@example.org.
£170 for the course
Michaelmas Term 2019
Sermon on the Mount
Thursday afternoons, 10th–31st October
Course leader: Dr Marian Machinek, visiting scholar
An exploration of the ideas and theologies at play in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) one of the most significant collections of Jesus's teachings in the New Testament.
£170 for the course
Thursday afternoons, 7th–28th November
Course leader: Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ Director of the Religious Life Institute at the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology
Author of The Way of Ignatius, Dr Gemma Simmonds has led and directed retreats and course on Ignatian Spirituality for many years.
Sin and Redemption
Thursday afternoons, 16th January–6th February
Course leader: Dr Anna Abram
Course title: tbc
Thursday afternoons, 13th February–5 March
Course leader: tbc
Thursday afternoons, 23rd April–14 May
Course leader: Dr Férdia Stone-Davis