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OM 3: Jesus and Prayer – Reading the Psalms as a Christian

Sean Goan

Seán Goan

When seeking to understand the meaning of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, the early Church devoted much time to reflecting on the Psalms. The prayer book of the people of Israel offers Christians today a rich source for deepening our
understanding of the mind of Jesus as he undertook his ministry of proclaiming the Reign of God. It also nourishes our own faith life as we pray the prayers that were formative for him. In this module, we shall consider the background to the book of Psalms and then take time to study a number of these prayers with a view to exploring how they might assist us in praying as Jesus prayed.

Recorded talks will be available from 25 September 2020. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, 14 October 2020 at 7.30pm.

Price: Online Module Only EUR35.00

Date: 04/09/2020 - 04/09/2020

OM 1: Future Horizons for Religious Life

John Scally

Pope Francis issued a memorable exhortation to religious: ‘The Church must be attractive. Wake up the world. Be witnesses of a different way of acting, of living. It is possible to live differently in this world.’ This module looks at how religious might find creative ways to respond to this challenge in a world that is often hostile to the message of the Church. In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis what should be the ‘new normal’ for religious life?

Recorded talks will be available from 25 September 2020. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, 21 October 2020 at 7.30pm.

Price: Online Module only EUR35.00

Date: 09/09/2020 - 09/09/2020

15. Becoming a Philosopher

Patrick Quinn

2 Oct.-13 Nov. 10.30-12.00 noon

Patrick Quinn

This module will examine why some men and women became philosophers by examining the reasons given by the following thinkers: Plato who rejected political life for philosophy, Boethius who was inspired by Lady Philosophy, Marjorie Greene trying to understand her profession, Ludwig Wittgenstein who moved from engineering to philosophy, Bryan Magee who was a philosopher from childhood and Mary Midgley through reading philosophy while at school. Handouts will be given and participants encouraged to ask questions and make comments as part of the learning process. €65 (6 weeks)

Price: General Admission EUR65.00

Date: 02/10/2020 - 13/11/2020

17. Three funerals and a wedding! Exploring the New Testament Apocalypse

Kieran O’Mahony OSA

9 Oct.-13 Nov. 10.15-11.45am
Kieran O’Mahony OSA
The New Testament Apocalypse has punctuated Christian history at critical moments. In this module, we will read it in its historical context but with a keen eye on today. The text is easily misread and so it is vital to establish what it would have meant to its first hearers before figuring out how it can speak to later generations.
€55 (5 weeks)
This module will also be offered online.

Price: General Admission EUR55.00

Date: 09/10/2020 - 13/11/2020

OM 4: Three funerals and a wedding! Exploring the New Testament Apocalypse

Kieran O’Mahony OSA

The New Testament Apocalypse has punctuated Christian history at critical moments. In this module, we will read it in its historical context but with a keen eye on today. The text is easily misread and so it is vital to establish what it would have meant to its first hearers before figuring out how it can speak to later generations.

Recorded talks will be available from 16 October 2020. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, 18 November 2020 at 7.30pm.

Price: Online Module EUR35.00

Date: 09/10/2020 - 13/11/2020

08. COVID-19: Is it a crisis or an opportunity for theology?

14 Oct.-18 Nov.
10.15-11:45am
The Coronavirus crisis was a seismic shock to the world. It raises deep questions for theology. Does this pandemic challenge our idea of a loving God? More positively, does the crisis allow us
to reset our understandings of such fundamental areas as the Church; the natural world; community; sacraments and service? Could the pandemic be our unique ‘call to prayer’? How can we go forward as credible witnesses to the God of creation and power?
€55 (5 weeks)
This module will also be offered online.

Price: General Admission EUR55.00

Date: 14/10/2020 - 18/11/2020

OM 2: COVID-19: Is it a crisis or an opportunity for theology?

John Scally

The Coronavirus crisis was a seismic shock to the world. It raises deep questions for theology. Does this pandemic challenge our idea of a loving God? More positively, does the crisis allow us
to reset our understandings of such fundamental areas as the Church; the natural world; community; sacraments and service? Could the pandemic be our unique ‘call to prayer’? How can we go forward as credible witnesses to the God of creation and power?

Recorded talks will be available from 16 October 2020. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, 11 November 2020 at 7.30pm.

Price: Online Module only EUR35.00

Date: 14/10/2020 - 14/10/2020

05. How Pandemics Changed Us – Historical Perspectives

Sabine Schratz OP

Due to health and safety requirements, the number of participants in each module is limited. Should this module be booked out please put your name on the waiting list. If there are sufficient numbers we may offer a module twice or divide the participants into two groups.

Sabine Schratz OP 20 Oct.-17 Nov. 10.30-12.00 noon

Pandemics have been a dreaded scourge throughout the history of humanity. Their personification as the Pale Rider of the Apocalyptic Horsemen not only illustrates the sheer horror and suffering they inflicted on millions of people but also their potential for radical and permanent change. This short module
will look at how former generations lived through and responded to pandemic crises, thereby reshaping society, medicine, economy, religion and art.

Price: General Admission EUR45.00

Date: 20/10/2020 - 17/11/2020

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05. How Pandemics Changed Us – Historical Perspectives 20/10/2020 Register or Add to Cart
08. COVID-19: Is it a crisis or an opportunity for theology? 14/10/2020 Register or Add to Cart
15. Becoming a Philosopher 02/10/2020 Register or Add to Cart
17. Three funerals and a wedding! Exploring the New Testament Apocalypse 09/10/2020 Register or Add to Cart
OM 1: Future Horizons for Religious Life 09/09/2020 Register or Add to Cart
OM 2: COVID-19: Is it a crisis or an opportunity for theology? 14/10/2020 Register or Add to Cart
OM 3: Jesus and Prayer – Reading the Psalms as a Christian 04/09/2020 Register or Add to Cart
OM 4: Three funerals and a wedding! Exploring the New Testament Apocalypse 09/10/2020 Register or Add to Cart