Exploring Theology

Living with the Bible and Belief

This flagship theology course is for anyone within travelling distance of Salisbury who wishes to deepen their knowledge of and relationship with Christian Scriptures and teachings. Successor to the previously long-running Theology Quest and Questions course, Exploring Theology offers intellectually rigorous, interactive, and accessible learning.

The 2019-20 academic year, Exploring the Bible, focuses on equipping students with knowledge and tools to read and encounter the Scriptures faithfully and fruitfully in their own lives. The Autumn Term explores the Hebrew Scriptures, known to Christians as the Old Testament, and the Spring Term explores the New Testament. These terms offer an introduction of (almost) the whole Bible with selective attention to particular key themes and passages. The Summer Term then further explores ways in which Christians can read and live with the Bible as Holy Scripture.

‘It really opened my eyes to a new way of looking at the Old Testament’

‘I loved [the Exploring Theology session], and can’t wait for the next one. It gave all of the depth and challenge that I’ve been looking for, but I also feel like you dug up a few of the paving slabs of my faith; which is never a bad thing.’

Exploring Theology students, 2019

Three terms of ten weekly Tuesday evening lectures, 7pm to 9pm

Autumn 2019 term: 24 September to 26 November / Old Testament – Hebrew Bible
Spring 2020 term: 14 January to 17 March / New Testament
Summer 2020 term: 21 April to 23 June /Living with the Bible

Visit our Courses & Events Diary for session details
£10 per session, £70 per term (£140 with essay)

Course code 2713


Sarum College staff
Jayme Reaves, Programme leader, Paul Burden; Karen O’Donnell, James Steven

External tutors Carlton Turner, team vicar in the Diocese of Lichfield and tutor for Anglican Black, African, and Minority Ethnic students at The Queen’s Foundation; Meredith Warren, Director of the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies.