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“FREE OF CHARGE; GIVING AND FORGIVING IN A CULTURE STRIPPED OF GRACE”

All are welcome to the Theological Reading Group which is due to discuss this book by Miroslav Volf in the TTS Room at the Queen’s Foundation, Somerset Road, Birmingham B15 2QH, from 12.30 to 13.30 on the following Wednesdays in 2017:

27th September Prelude and Chapter 1 God the Giver
11th October Chapter 2 How should we give?
25th October Chapter 3 How can we give?
8th November Interlude and Chapter 4 God the Forgiver
22nd November Chapter 5 How should we forgive?
6th December Chapter 6 and Postlude How can we forgive?

Miroslav Volf is a leading theologian and is currently at Professor at Yale University. He was brought up in a Pentecostal family in Communist Yugoslavia and at one stage was the only Christian in his high school. He studied in his home country, elsewhere in Europe and in the United States. He has a particular concern for the relationship between the Christian faith and contemporary culture, and sees the Church as a community rooted in an egalitarian understanding of the Trinity.

“Free of Charge” was chosen as his Lenten study book for 2006 by Archbishop Rowan Williams who writes in its preface: “I cannot remember having read a better account of what it means to say that Jesus suffered for us, ‘in our place’. And his analysis of the challenges Christian forgiveness faces in a society that is both sentimental and profoundly unforgiving is something that ought to be required reading for anyone seeking to understand the Western world in this sour and anxious age.”

The book was published by Zondervan in 2005 and is available online from websites such as Wordery and Amazon.

The Queen’s Foundation is in walking distance from University Station; for directions see its website. There are parking places in the streets around but not at the Foundation itself.

For further details all are welcome to contact the convenor, the Revd John Nightingale on 07811 128831 or 0121 458 6182 or at [email protected]
Appropriately, there is no fee for the course!

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