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Convenor: Jim Hollyman
Location: Bolton
Phone: 01204 456050

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The Bolton Group has been reading and discussing Richard Holloway’s book “Doubts and Loves” (ISBN: 1 84195 291 5.  Published by Canongate at £7.99).

Richard Holloway says that what he has tried to do in the book “is to reclaim three revolutionary elements from what is left of the spirit of Jesus – i.e. to uncover the challenge of Jesus to human systems that are allowed to harden into tyrannous absolutes; to point to the angry pity of Jesus and the endless challenge of social hope; to look at forgiveness – the most distinctive of Jesus’ teachings”.  He says “the issue is….can we discover new ways of using the Christian tradition that will deepen our humanity, our care for the earth and for one another.”

We will complete this at our May meeting, and then we will be watching and discussing the series of lectures on “The Historical Jesus” by Professor Bart D. Ehrman from the Great Courses series.

Our meetings are on the second Wednesday each month at 1.30.pm until approximately 3 pm. They are held at 1462 Junction Road West, Lostock, Bolton, BL6 4EG.

New members are always welcome. It helps to know if you plan to join us – so please contact Jim Hollyman on 01204-456050 or jimhollyman@ntlworld.com

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