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As part of our 2014 ONE goal of growing greater like-mindedness, we are reading and discussing some Christian Classics together.

In our Classics reader we are learning from a selection of enduring, influential and controversial texts and ideas that have shaped our Christian culture, as well as the world at large. From St. Augustine to Karl Barth, theological tomes and church history, to fiction and poetry. The idea is to read the selection and for those interested, to come along to our discussion nights to consider these together.

The next Reader discussion is occuring over dinner on Tuesday 18th November, 7pm in the Hall. Gold coin donation towards dinner. Texts for that day are available below (fourth selection), or by contacting the office.  Reader selections from earlier discussions are still available below. Hope you can join in.

FOURTH SELECTION

OLDBOOKS2.JPG John Owen, The death of death in the death of Christ

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Poem: Who Am I?
OLDBOOKS2.JPG George Whitefield, Sermon The Lord our Righteousness
*we'll discuss this one over dinner
OLDBOOKS2.JPG Thomas Cranmer, Preface to the Great Bible
*we'll discuss this one over dinner
OLDBOOKS2.JPG John Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel
OLDBOOKS2.JPG John Chrysostum, Sermon on Matt 18:21

 

THIRD SELECTION

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Francis Schaeffer, Commending the Christian Faith to Our Generation

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John Bunyan, Pligrim's Progress

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Anselm of Canterbury, Cur Deus Homo (Why God became Man)

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T.S.Eliot, Journey of the Magi

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Athanasius, On the Incarnation of the Word

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Jonathan Edwards, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

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George Herbert, The Pulley

 

SECOND SELECTION

BOOK.JPG Irenaeus of Lyons, Against Heresies

BOOK.JPG Karl Barth, Church Dogmatics

BOOK.JPG Luther, The Ninety-Five Theses

BOOK.JPG Richard Baxter, The Reformed Pastor

BOOK.JPG Milton, Paradise Lost

 

 


FIRST SELECTION

OLD-BOOKS.JPG Augustine, confessions

 

OLD-BOOKS.JPG Gregory Nazianzen, against Appollinarius

 

OLD-BOOKS.JPG C. S. Lewis, The Inner Ring

 

OLD-BOOKS.JPG John Calvin, Institutes

 

OLD-BOOKS.JPG John Donne, from his holy sonnets