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Understanding the Psalms: Praying the Psalms

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Understanding the Psalms: Praying the Psalms

How these ancient texts may lead into the all-encompassing Mystery of God

The Psalms are treasured texts within both the Jewish and the Christian traditions, and yet they can also be difficult even forbidding texts, coming as they do from an ancient world very different from our own.

In this Study/Retreat day, we shall explore what these ancient texts are, when they were written, and out of what kind of contexts they emerged; and particularly we shall seek to explore how they may nourish more deeply our own contemplative practice in our very different world.

Patrick Woodhouse

is a writer and Anglican priest. Recently he published Etty Hillesum, a Life Transformed (Bloomsbury 2009) the story of a young Jewish diarist who died in Auschwitz, and Life in the Psalms, Contemporary Meaning in Ancient Texts (Bloomsbury 2015). He was for thirteen years a Canon of Wells Cathedral. He now lives in south Somerset.

This workshop is open to all

  • Tea and coffee etc are available from 10 am and during the day
  • Please bring your own lunch.
  • Contribution towards costs: £33 (see below how to pay)
  • Further details from Anne Bowker annebowker@thamesinternet.com
  • We suggest you travel by public transport if you are able to walk 10 minutes from a Park and Ride bus or less than 15 minutes from Oxford Railway station. If you need a parking space because of disability please contact office@oxfordquakers.org
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