Fall adult education opportunities begin at 9:00 a.m., September 9. The adult forum will meet in the church library; the Bible study will meet in the resource center.
Bible study: We will continue our study based on the lectionary. Leaders are volunteers from among attendees. No books, study guides, or prior readings are suggested.
October 28-November 18
9:00 a.m., church library
A History of God is a book by Karen Armstrong. It details the history of the three major monotheistic traditions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, along with Buddhism and Hinduism. The evolution of the idea of God is traced from its ancient roots in the Middle East up to the present day. Everyone is welcome to join in the conversation. Elder Warren Marcus will lead discussion.
Armstrong looks at the history of God from the perspective of the three monotheistic faiths (Jewish, Muslim, and Christian). She explains, the focus is not on the history of “the ineffable reality of God itself, which is (of course) beyond time and change, but a history of the way men and women have perceived God” through the ages to present day narratives and beliefs.
Some of the topics that will be discussed are:
- In the beginning
- One God (3)
- A light to the Gentiles
- Trinity: The Christian God
- Unity: The God of Islam
- The God of the Philosophers
- The God of the Mystics
- A God for Reformers (
Located at North Church and supported by several denominations, the Center for Christian Growth of WNY is freely available to use if you call North Church home (or belong to another church or denomination that supports the Center). Other denominations, churches and individuals may use the Resource Center for an annual fee.