It's back and this time it's heresy!
Can you tell a heresiarch from ten paces? Do you have problems distinguishing docetism from donatism? Fancy some conspiracies that Dan Brown hasn’t got to (yet)? Do you just fancy being able to call people ‘heretics’ with authority? Or do you secretly fancy being a heretic yourself? If so, then the Bluffers Guide to Heresy is for you.
What exactly is heresy? Is it dangerous, or healthy? Do old heresies die out, or just come back again and again, like persistent weeds? What should we do with heretics? Burn them or make them Bishops?
13th September Gnosticism – Heavenly conspiracy theories
20th September Marcionism – Cut-down Christians?
27th September Pelagianism – Copying other heresies?
4th October Donatism – Splitters!
The Paul and Simon show returns, Wednesday evenings at the Bristol Folkhouse (just off Park Street).
The talk will be begin on the dot at 7:30pm on each of the evenings. At 9:30 the talk will end and there'll be a relocation to the nearest decent pub.
The evenings will be podcast on virtualtheology.net, available as soon as we get to it.Last year's Bluffer's Guide to Theology talks can also be downloaded from virtualtheology.net.