St Paul’s Cathedral has been here for over 1,400 years. It has been built and rebuilt five times, and always its main purpose has been as a
place of worship and prayer.
St Paul's, with its world-famous dome, is an iconic feature of the London skyline. Step inside and you can enjoy the Cathedral's awe-inspiring
interior, and uncover fascinating stories about its history.
Learning & Faith
Education is a core part of the Cathedral's work, delivered through a variety of events by St Paul's Forum, St Paul's Institute and the
Schools & Families department.
History & Collections
For more than 1,400 years, a Cathedral dedicated to St Paul has stood at the highest point in the City. The present Cathedral is the
masterpiece of Britain's most famous architect Sir Christopher Wren.
Behind the scenes, the cost of caring for St Paul's and continuing to deliver our central ministry and work is enormous and the generosity of
our supporters is critical.
Widely considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful buildings and a powerful symbol of the splendour of London, St Paul’s Cathedral is a
breathtaking events venue.
The Old Testament is a library of varied, sometimes difficult, always fascinating books. And yet the ‘God of the Old Testament’ is
often seen as violent, angry and monochrome, at odds with the ‘Christian God’.
Saturday 23 September 2017
2 - 4.30pm
£15 (bursaries are available)
Katharine Dell invites us to discover the Old Testament as essential to 21st century Christian life and thought, not passing over its
difficulties, but offering a more nuanced understanding of the many types of literature it contains and of the developing vision of God to
which it witnesses. Starting from the New Atheists’ attacks on the Old Testament, we will explore some of the more difficult texts and others
that are more familiar and palatable in a Christian context.
Dr Katharine Dell is Reader in Old Testament Literature and Theology at the University of Cambridge. She is a world expert in the Old
Testament’s Wisdom Literature, and her publications include popular and academic books including Ethical and Unethical in the Old
Testament (T&T Clark 2010), and Who Needs the Old Testament: Its Enduring Appeal and Why the New Atheists Don’t Get
It (SPCK 2017).