In Year 2 we explore Christian teaching from the Scriptures and the Tradition of the Church in greater detail. In 2015/2016 these lectures will be progressively revised from September to the beginning of Great Lent so as to include a practical worked example of biblical study illustrating either an Old Testament theme or a New Testament book.
Term 1 surveys the beginnings of our faith in the covenanted relationship of God with His People in the Old Testament. From the creation narratives of Genesis 1 and 2 to the prophets, seers, teachers and scribes right up to the inter-testamental period, this term will lay a good foundation and context for our understanding of the coming of the Messiah, of the Incarnation of the Word..
Term 2 examines each of the New Testament books in turn with explanations both as to the context and content of each and as understood in the mind of the Church Fathers and other God-inspired teachers since. Each lecture (in its revised form) will contain a short Bible study on one of the books under consideration.
Term 3 covers the witness of Holy Tradition from the New Testament to the 21st Century. Here we shall meet the Fathers, the Ecumenical Councils and those significant disputes and developments of later centuries both in the Christian East and the Christian West. In the back of our minds, we shall recall pertinent references from the Church History themes of Year 1, Term 3.
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Occasionally reference will be made to these podcasted sermons from St. Aidan's Manchester: Voice from the Isles.