S 91 Sculpture, Prayer and Scripture (2004)

There are strong resonances between sculpture and the biblical image of God as creator and as potter. And sculpture can provoke responses in us which can make us look afresh at Scripture and can help us to 'sculpt' afresh our prayer.

This study introduces the issues, explores how sculpture can help our prayer and reading, and then offers for reflection a series of 15 sculptures that have been used on quiet days.

As with other approaches that move from experience to Scripture, rather than the other way round, the process can be challenging and even unsettling - but also immensely fruitful.
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Author: Revd Liz Culling

Revd Liz Culling is ordained and tutors at Cranmer Hall. A special interest in spiritual dirction is nourished by writing for the Church of England Newspaper, parenting a three-year-old and recently training as a life coach.

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Author: Liz Hoare

Liz Hoare is ordained in the Anglican church and teaches spirituality and spiritual formation at Wycliffe Hall. She has a special interest in spiritual direction and is the author of ‘Using the Bible in Spiritual Direction.’ Liz enjoys discussing novels, birdwatching and keeping up with her teenage son.

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Author: Revd Toddy Hoare

Revd Toddy Hoare trained and practised as a sculptor before ordination. Full-time rural parish ministry which covers twelve villages and eight churches is enhanced by using sculpture to illustrate Bible material/theology and celebrate church people and creativity.

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