HUMANIST THEOLOGY RESOURCES            

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WHO WROTE THE BIBLE? A PowerPoint with audio designed for individual study or a group discussion. If you've never thought about this question, it would be well worth doing so.

 

Nothing here is especially controversial - except for those who ignore all scholarship and historical insights. What you have always assumed, or been told, may not be true! Does it matter? I think so because so much is sometimes claimed that has no factual basis. Let's at least be honest about what we do know, and what we don't. And then think about how we should use the Bible today. My participation in a meeting by Zoom is currently available on request.

 

WHO WROTE THE BIBLE.pptx
Microsoft Power Point presentation [58.2 MB]

The STUDY NOTES below give you all you need to facilitate a study day/weekend or a series of group meetings, alongside reading this classic book from 1963. together. It is still easily available second hand. CONTACT ME if you'd like me to share in the discussion with you, either in person or by email.

 

HONEST TO GOD Study Notes.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [488.8 KB]

 

 

'WALKING WITHOUT GOD'. This is where it all started in 2011. I hadn't had much to do with Church or Christianity for over 10 years. But a change in my personal circumstances, and moving to within sight of my favourite Cathedral, gave me space to sit down and write what I now wanted to say. These reflections on the Psalms, the most evidently human part of the Bible, gave me the opportunity to explore what a 'humanist spirituality' within the Judao/Christian tradition might look like.
 
The book is no longer available but you are welcome to download the PDF below and let me know what you think, bearing in mind that this was where the current journey began, not necessarily where it has reached since then.
 
WALKING WITHOUT GOD.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [376.2 KB]

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RE-THINKING CHRISTIANITY This website now also reflects my other main interest: Can Christianity and its central figure mean anything to those who are not convinced that conventional ideas of 'God' and religion take us where we need to go as modern, thoughtful human beings?

 

On the RESOURCES page you will find a PowerPoint (with audio) on 'Who wrote the Bible'? plus a set of free discussion notes on the classic book from the 1960s, ''Honest to God' and my own studies on the Psalms from 2011, 'Walking without God'. These are all free.

 

Friendly FEEDBACK is always very welcome. Please let me know if you have found my ideas interesting and helpful.

 

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