The Rule of Christ: theology of James Nayler
20 June - 31 July 2022, Online
James Nayler was a gifted early Quaker theologian. This course, explores important themes within his theology. We will examine Nayler's Christology, and consider how this produces a practical theology with radical political, economic, and ecological implications.
Working through this material will enable you to gain a deeper understanding of early Quaker theology, and consider what this means to you. You will also have the opportunity to reflect on the contemporary relevance of Nayler's theology particularly in terms of politics, economics and ecology.
The course, which is based on the book The Rules of Christ: Themes in the Theology of James Nayler (Brill, 2021), runs over six weeks. It will include recorded presentations, questions for reflection, written resources and a discussion forum. We will also meet together in three short live sessions to share our reflections and responses.
The date period given for the course is when you are expected to interact with the online material and discussion forum; you can work on this at any time to suit you.
The live Zoom sessions are at 19:00-20:00 (UK time) on Thursdays 30 June, 14 July and 28 July.
For more information contact:
Telephone: 07562 624047 and 07935 601512