Advent 2014 - The Theology of Hospitality

posted 6 Feb 2016, 07:10 by Steven Warner
Hospitality was one of the most important virtues in antiquity. Guests were protected across different cultures, and religion and social protocol governed the relationships between guests and hosts. This five-week course explores the role of hospitality in Judaism and Christianity. Using Bible study, discussion, film and food, the sessions will explore how hospitality operates as a sub-text in a number of key Biblical texts and consider how a scripturally informed understanding of hospitality may offer a model of Christian community. The course be led by Dr Yun Lee Too and will meet Mondays evenings at 7.30 at the Holy Trinity Vicarage, Milton Regis 
Outline of the course:
24 November: Who is my guest? The road to Emmaus (Luke 24)
1 December: Giving and Taking: hospitality in the Gospel of Matthew
8 December: Entertaining Angels: Genesis 18-19
15 December: Eating is a Ministry? Babette’s Feast (film)
22 December: Food, guests and discussion (meal)
Ring Revd  George on 01795 472016 for more details.