‘Oh, The Troubles Of Job’

Holy City’s 2013 urban retreat with Pádraig Ó Tuama.
‘Oh, The Troubles Of Job’

7.00-9.30pm (Fri) & 9.30am-5.00pm (Sat)

Unitarian Centre, 72 Berkeley Street, Glasgow G3 7DS

Start Date:
Friday 29th November 2013
Start Time:
7:00PM
Location:
Unitarian Centre, 72 Berkeley Street, Glasgow G3 7DS
Email:
wgrg@iona.org.uk
Speakers:
Pádraig Ó Tuama
Website:
www.holycity-glasgow.co.uk

The opening and closing chapters of the book of Job are among the oldest writings in the Hebrew bible. About 500 years after this story was written, a poet felt that there was need for more argument, so added in 39 chapters of poetry - with comforters offering hollow poetic words to Job who feels abandoned by God and who will not stop accusing God, Justice and Life for his downfall.

It’s amazing that this poem is over 2500 years old, and yet we hear a subtle, poetic and energetic argument between a person and their God about what it means to be alive, about what we can hope for from the world and each other.

Come join a weekend of reflection in the city - we will befriend some of the characters of this magnificent book, add to, take away from and argue with the text. There will be argument, engagement and alligators. What a perfect way to start off Advent.

Contact wgrg@iona.org.uk for further information. www.holycity-glasgow.co.uk


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