The popular Aberdeen Academy of Theology is in its sixth session.

The classes attract interested church members and church leaders from throughout the denominations. No previous theological training is necessary as the aim of the classes is to be accessible to all.

Next Session

This session is now completed, but please watch this space for details about upcoming sessions.

Previous Sessions

Spring 2018

This session was entitled Pastoral Care, led by the Rev Dr Ken Jeffrey. Topics covered included: Saturday 27 January: What is care and why do we care?; Saturday 24 February: Who, when and where do we care?; Saturday 24 March: How do we care?

The command to ‘Love one another’ sits at the heart of the Christian faith. In this series of classes Rev Dr Ken Jeffrey explored pastoral care as it has been understood in Scripture and the Christian tradition and examined our calling to practice love for one another in the church and in the world today.

Autumn 2017

On the 7th October, 4th November, and 2nd December 2017, Professor Phil Ziegler led a session on 'Hope and Forgiveness at Creed’s End'.

The bishops who gathered at the Council of Constantinople in 381 AD amended the Nicene Creed by, among other things, adding three final statements concerning baptism, and Christian hope in resurrection and eternal life. In this, the final series of classes exploring the ancient creed and its meaning for the Christian life, Professor Philip Ziegler explored how these teachings have been understood in scripture and tradition, and how we might own them in faith and hope today.

Previous sessions

Previous sessions included: ‘Who is God?  Everything you wanted to know about God but were afraid to ask’,  with Professor Tom Greggs,  ‘I believe in One Lord Jesus Christ’ with Professor Paul Nimmo, ‘We believe in the Holy Spirit’ led by Dr Don Wood, and ‘What is the Church?' led by Professor Ivor Davidson.