Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Why are there four Gospels instead of one? Why are some books included in the most ancient manuscripts but excluded from the Bible as we know it today? Why were the books of the Bible written down at all? Understanding and appreciating the diversity and complexity of our sacred texts can bring a new depth to our engagement with the Bible, freeing it to become a doorway to the Divine. In this twenty-four hour retreat, we’ll discover the fascinating theological and historical origins of the collection of writings we call “The Bible,” and practice living in its inherent tension between diversity and conformity. Our time together will include presentation, discussion, group meditation, sharing, worship, and spiritual practices fostering a new connection with this ancient wisdom.
Deirdre Good, Lisa Green
Sat., Nov. 15, 3 p.m.-Sun., Nov. 16, 3 p.m.
$155 ($140 Members)
St. Marguerite’s Retreat House,
Community of St. John Baptist, Mendham
Cosponsored by Interweave and
Christ Church, Short Hills