"Life is not so much beginnings and endings as it is middles, middles that don't measure up -- and our happiness depends on how we come to terms with the pale reflections of our dreams. (Paul D. Zimmerman, "Middles and Muddles," review of film "Sunday Bloody Sunday," Newsweek, September 27, 1971, 106)

Course: The Temple that is Scripture

Reading our way into the heart of the Word of God

JDr Robert Tilley 2
Sadly, Course Cancelled
The Gospels present the crucifixion as being the fullness of the meaning of the Scriptures; the words of God are fulfilled in the Passion of the Incarnate Word of God. In a like manner, St Paul wrote that instead of concerning himself with miracles and philosophical wisdom he preached the word of the Cross.

Throughout her history and up to the present day the Church has been led by the Holy Spirit to bring out treasures old and new from the Scriptures, treasures that flow from the Cross of Jesus Christ and that speak of the love of the Father.

In this series we begin with the binding of Isaac by Abraham, then journey through the prophets, till we reach the New Testament, all the while showing how contemporary and medieval approaches to Scripture can complement each other. We will do this by way of what the medievals used to call the Quadriga, a way of ordering our reading that mirrors the hierarchically ordered architecture of the Jerusalem Temple

Dr Robert Tilley did his Doctorate at the University of Sydney with a thesis entitled Reading the Sacred Text. His thesis set out to rethink the nature of ‘creation as a text of God’ (natural theology) by way of an engagement with Scripture (revealed theology) and did this by way of late and postmodern discussions on the nature of textuality. He has lectured widely on a variety of topics, endeavouring to show how Scripture, theology, philosophy, and the arts all interrelate. He has lectured in Biblical Studies at the Catholic Institute of Sydney for close to ten years now, and for a longer period of time has been a regular lecturer in Biblical Studies, the arts and theology at the Aquinas Academy. He has also lectured at UNDA Sydney and tutored in Biblical Studies at the University of Sydney.

Presenter: Dr Robert Tilley
Where: Aquinas Academy, Level 5, 141 Harrington St, Sydney
When: Four Tuesday mornings, 10am-12noon, 5, 12, 19 & 26 October 2021
Cost: $150 per person (including notes)

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