The Leeds School of Theology runs over two or three years, with ten Saturday sessions each year. The course is primarily based on Biblical text rather than on commentaries or other scholarly articles/books, although sessions contain a reading list of resources to consult for further study.
The School of Theology is not just about transferring information – it is about acquiring skills and learning how to think theologically, and doing this training within a learning community. As well as all of the teaching, there is lots of time for Q&A, small group discussion, practising the various theological and hermeneutical tools we learn, eating together, and general fellowship and getting to know one another. We also participate in an online discussion forum, where we can continue to process the content we’re learning, and hear from one another.
There are assignments set for each session, including learning a glossary of theological vocabulary, writing a brief essay, and working with the core Biblical texts we’re studying. While these assignments are technically optional, they help to solidify learning, and enable students to work through what they believe about various theological topics.
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