Suffering Christ’s Call: Christian Discipleship and the Way of the Cross
Join us as we explore and reflect upon Christian discipleship.
What does it mean to understand discipleship as following after Christ? What does it mean that we are called by Christ to discipleship? We will give particular attention to the claim that Christian discipleship always entails suffering, ‘taking up one’s cross’ (Mark 8:34).
What role does suffering play in preparing and forming us as disciples? Should (and can) we embrace this suffering? We will explore these and other such questions with reference to the writings of Julian of Norwich, Luther, Kierkegaard, Barth, Bonhoeffer, William Stringfellow, Hauerwas, and others.
This course is taught by visiting lecturer Dr Michael Mawson from the University of Aberdeen.