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Short Course: Scripture and Violence, 29 May 10-1pm

Bookings are open for a half-day online course in Scripture and Violence.

Course Information

This short course will discuss strategies for engaging with violent-sounding scriptural texts. As Christians, how do we grapple with Bible passages about stoning, battles, and war?

The interactive session, with Dr Julia Snyder, will provide tips for thinking about challenging scriptural texts. We will also learn about some traditional Jewish approaches to these texts, and consider the role scriptural texts play in shaping societal perspectives on religion today.

The session will include opportunity for conversation.

Dr Julia Snyder is Lecturer in New Testament at Westcott House. Her research focuses on early Christianity with an interest in storytelling practices in the early Christian movement and in exploring what ‘being Christian’ meant to various different people in the ancient world. Actively engaged in the area of interfaith relations, Dr Snyder is part of the Cambridge Interfaith Programme and co-leader of the Scripture & Violence Project, which explores common assumptions about the relationships between scriptural texts and real-world acts of violence.

Course Details

  • Date: 29 May 2024
  • Time: 10-1pm
  • Mode: Online
  • Cost: £40 GBP

Booking Information

To register a place and book online for this course, please either click on the poster below or visit Eventbrite.

For further queries, please contact us on

Cancellation and Refunds Policy: Standard Cancellations

The information detailed below applies only where there is no over-riding course specific cancellation and refund information. For information pertaining to cancellations and refunds for specific courses, please refer to those course types.

You have the right to cancel the course booking within 14 calendar days of receiving your order confirmation without giving any reason and are entitled to a full refund of the price paid.

All other cancellations and refunds outside those described above, and/or following the expiry of the 14-day cancellation period, are subject to the terms and conditions set out in this Cancellation and Refund policy. The cancellation period will expire 14 days after the date of the Order Confirmation.

Reimbursement will be made by Westcott House using the same means of payment, unless it has been expressly agreed otherwise. Fees as a result of this reimbursement will not be incurred.

If during the cancellation period you start to use our services (i.e. if the course commences during the 14-day cancellation period), or if you access the course materials, and you cancel your Contract, you shall pay us an amount that is in proportion to what has been performed up until you have communicated to us your cancellation from this Contract, in comparison to full coverage of the Contract.

You will not have the right to cancel a Contract where the Services have been fully performed.

Cancellation by Westcott House

Whilst every effort is made to avoid changes, Westcott House reserves the right to reschedule, cancel or withdraw any of its courses. If a course is cancelled by Westcott House, for any reason, 100% of the course fees will be refunded.

This excludes reimbursement of the cost of any pre-booked travel arrangements. We would encourage you to consider travel insurance to cover any significant costs incurred.

Short and Online Courses: Cancellation and Refund Policy


Where an event has been booked through a ticketing platform, you must use this mode to cancel a course booking and request a refund.

If you used an alternative booking method, you must inform us, either by:

  • contacting Reception on +44(0)1223 741000, followed by confirmation in writing
  • emailing

You must clearly state your intention to cancel the booking. To meet the cancellation deadline, it is sufficient for you to send your communication concerning exercising the right to cancel before the cancellation period has expired.


  • Cancellations received within 14 days of booking your place on the course will receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations received after the 14-day cancellation period and earlier than 8 days before the start date of the course will receive a 50% refund of any fees paid, minus an administration cost to cover the service fees incurred by the ticketing platform, if applicable.
  • Cancellations received after the 14-day cancellation period and later than 8 days before the start date of the course will not be eligible for a refund.