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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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Darkness is the greatest enemy of light, and yet it is the cause for the revelation of light. Indeed, if there were no black, the white could not reveal itself.’ One of Jacob Böhme’s key ideas is that everything that lives – including God himself – draws life from the contrast between opposing forces. Böhme develops this principle at various levels: in his philosophy of nature, in his conception of the Divine, and in his moral discussion of the human being’s position in the world and the reunification with God after the Fall. This course will offer a compact, clear overview of Böhme’s key ideas. The central focus will be on his logical and mythological conception of the struggle between opposites.


Fees & bursaries


The course fee includes tuition, tea, coffee and lunch and travel on excursions (but not entrance fees to properties visited).

VAT does not apply to course fees and there is no service charge (gratuities to domestic staff are left to your discretion).


You may cancel a course booking at any time. After the 14 day cancellation period has expired, the standard ICE course cancellation policy will apply. Please view our refund and cancellation policy for further details.


The Cambridge University Press (CUP) Bursary Fund offers a bursary of 50% of the course fee to applicants who teach in a UK state school or state-funded further education institution, applying to study a day school, weekend course or online course.

Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. Students whose first language is not English should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.

Printable versions of our brochures are available to download from the Institute Publications page.

Course dates

11 Jan 2020

Course duration

1 Day

Apply by

01 Jan 2020

Course fee


Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ
United Kingdom

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