Arguing with God

January 17, 2022 - March 7, 2022
January 17 – March 7, 2022. Registration opens on Nov. 22, 2021, at noon PST.

Registration is now open for the Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership’s Winter 2022 session. CALL offers a selection of seven-week online continuing education courses for laypeople and clergy. The Winter 2022 session runs January 17 to March 7.

This course will explore the tradition of Arguing with God within the Bible, the Jewish tradition, the Christian tradition and beyond. In the class, which will include both lecture and discussion, students will consider the tradition’s potential as a resource for pastoral care and spiritual growth. Students will also be invited to prayerfully engage with literary expressions of the Arguing with God tradition and consider the ways that the tradition both permits and limits boldness in prayer. Students will gain an introductory knowledge of Judaism while also learning how to dismantle anti-Jewish readings of Christian texts.

Instructor: The Rev. Daniel London, PhD, serves as the rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Eureka CA. He teaches courses on Christian Spirituality, World Religions and Anglican Ethics at CDSP, GTU, the School for Deacons, and the Center for Bible Study. He is the author of The Cloud of Unknowing Distilled (Apocryphile Press) and Theodicy and Spirituality in the Fourth Gospel (Fortress Academic). He also serves as the co-chair of the Academic Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California. He lives in the Transfiguration House in Eureka CA with his wife Dr. Ashley London Bacchi and their two Yorkies, Seabury and Gubbio.