Newlyn, Cornwall.

Texts of Land, Sea and Hope

The project, directed by Dr Louise Lawrence, initiated a number of Contextual Bible Studies in diverse contexts across the South West. Contextual Bible Study is a method which originated in post-apartheid South Africa and has since been used in a variety of situations across the world and among a range of readers, both Christian and non-Christian. It is a method of reading which prioritizes the question 'What does the Bible mean in this context, here and now?' The project involved rural, coastal, urban, perfomative, artistic and Deaf contexts all encountering stories from the Gospel of Luke and contextuliasing them within their own experience and place.

This three year project was sponsored by the South West Ministry Training Course (SWMTC).