Theological Study Days 2024 - Mucknell Abbey
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Theological Study Days 2024

Mucknell Abbey are pleased to advertise a series of theological study days organised by at Ripon College, Cuddesdon in January and February 2024.

St Gregory of Nazianzus – Trinity & Salvation
Sat 20th January 2024

What can we in the contemporary West learn from an ancient
Eastern saint such as Gregory “The Theologian”, specifically on the
topics of the Trinity and Salvation? We’ll compare some “common
sense” views-from-some-Western-pews on the divinity of Christ (or
lack of) with Gregory’s approach, as set out in his Five Theological
Orations and then conclude by surveying the shape of salvation,
according to Gregory

St Gregory of Nyssa – Humanity & Spirituality
Sat 3rd February 2024

Western Christianity has a “glass half empty” view of humanity, but
Nyssa (focussing on our image-likeness to God) does not. Using his
text the Life of Moses as a guide we’ll dive into Nyssa’s
understanding of what it is to be human, the importance of our
image-likeness and free will, the choices set before us, our (infinite)
journey into God, and the necessity of an ever changing perception
of the divine.

The Fourth Century Formation of the Doctrine of the Trinity
Sat 10th February 2024

“Begotten not made, of one being with the Father”… is a crucial but
perplexing phrase in the Nicene Creed. What does it mean, why
was it so important (and controversial) and how did we end up with
the doctrine of the Trinity? The answers are to be found in the
heated 4th century debate which we’ll study with the help of some
key source texts as well as the output from the Councils of Nicaea
(325 AD) and Constantinople (381 AD)

Each day runs 10am to 4pm @ Ripon College Cuddesdon. No previous knowledge of theology or church history is assumed, although those who have will still find much of interest.

Tickets from £25, Lunch and Refreshments included

For more information and to book see