Lifetime Theological Education
January Term

Evening School of Theology Series - January 2018

Evening School of Theology Series - January 2018
Ancient And New: The Anglican Theology of Rowan Williams
The Rev. Dr. Catriona Laing and the Rev. Dr. Patricia Lyons
Thursdays, January 11 - February 1, 6:30 - 9 p.m. 
$40 ($55 for registrations after December 15) 
Prayer, politics, baptism, Russian poetry, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the Trinity, inter-faith relations, the sacraments … former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has something profound and new to say about all of these topics. Engage with one of the most brilliant theologians of our time as he demonstrates how to make the connections between our faith and the world in which we live.
This is a four-week course, meeting on Thursday evenings, from 6:30 – 9 p.m, on January 11, January 18, January 25 and February 1. Classes will be taught by the Rev. Dr. Catriona Laing and the Rev. Dr. Patricia Lyons, Episcopal clergy serving in the Diocese of Washington. Each weekly session will include a lecture, audio and video excerpts from Williams himself, along with extensive class participation and shared study. 
The main text for the course is Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist and Prayer (2014), by Rowan Williams. 
Other texts that will appear in the lectures include:
Difficult Gospel: The Theology of Rowan Williams (2005), by Mike Higton
Holy Living: The Christian Tradition for Today (2017), by Rowan Williams 
Tokens of Trust: An Introduction to Christian Belief (2010), by Rowan Williams 
Faith in the Public Square (2015), by Rowan Williams
Registration deadline when course full or by January 4. Early Bird special until 12/15.
Please note: Course materials are made available online through myVTS. To participate, all students must have internet access and be able to navigate the web.  
Questions? Contact Anne Karoly,
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