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Gazing on Mystery: An Introduction to the Doctrine of God

Event — 8th August 2019

Gazing on Mystery: An Introduction to the Doctrine of God


The word ‘theology’ comes from two Greek words ‘Theos’ meaning God, and ‘Logos’ often translated as ‘word’. Theology, then, has something to do with ‘speaking about God’.  But how do we even begin to think about God? Let alone speak of God! In this course we will explore 5 different ‘windows’ through which we can view God, all helping us to catch glimpses of the divine mystery. From ancient thinkers to current contexts, we will discover how they’re understandings of God informs our own as together we ‘gaze on mystery’.

Course leader

Simon Sutcliffe was ordained as a Methodist minister in 2005. Since then he has served as a circuit minister, superintendent minister, pioneer minister, and a tutor at The Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham. He currently serves as a learning and development officer for the Learning Network in the Methodist Church. Simon is passionate about theological education and making accessible to as many people as possible.

Date & Time

Starts September 16th and continues every Monday for 5 weeks

7:30pm-9:30pm (including a mid-session coffee break)


Emmanuel Centre, Nazarene Theological College, Dene Road, M20 2GU


£35 (£25 unwaged)

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This course is part of Manchester Bible School. For more details see below.

Manchester Bible School

Manchester Bible School aims to provide accessible courses equipping people with a deeper knowledge and practical applications of the Bible and theology in a context of fellowship. No previous academic qualifications are required – just a desire to learn. This is a great and affordable way to experience an introduction to further theological education.

The courses are suitable for Christians with a basic grounding in the faith, but who want to increase their knowledge of God’s Word to help them in their Christian lives and service. Some courses aim to introduce topics, while others will build on previous courses to deepen engagement with the topic.

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