Department of Theology and Religion

QS World University Rankings Top 50 - Theology, Divinity & Religious StudiesThe Department of Theology and Religion has an outstanding international reputation, spanning the formation and development of the foundational texts and manuscripts of Judaism, Christianity and Islam to their interpretation in feminist, ethical, theological, philosophical and environmental perspectives, with specialisms in Sikhism, interfaith engagement, and the study of lived religion and its impact on society. It is at the interface of religion and society that teachers and researchers have made a wider impact, and changed the way governments and public bodies nationally and internationally engage with faith communities, including during the Covid pandemic.

 

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14 February 2022

Faith-inspired public art

Professor Andrew Davies talks to BBC Radio 4's Sunday programme about religion and public art.

07 February 2022

God and Caesar: a never-ending competition

The Harvard Divinity School Bulletin showcases the introduction of Jocelyne Cesari's new book, We God's People: Christianity, Islam and Hinduism in the World of Nations.

24 January 2022

The Nature of Islamophobia in Contemporary Britain

Th report highlights the pervasiveness of Islamophobia and shows that Islamophobia comes in two varieties, racial and religious, with the 'religious' form of Islamophobia being more common among the UK's middle classes.

22 December 2021

Two new open access articles from the CATENA Project

This week sees the publication of articles in leading academic journals by two doctoral researchers on the CATENA project, Emanuele Scieri (on the Catenae on Acts) and Andrew Patton (on the Western Order of the Gospels)

20 December 2021

ITSEE Director inaugurates new Indian lecture series

Professor Hugh Houghton has delivered the first Endowment Lecture of the Dr. Basudev Kar Oration in the Humanities in the Centre for Translation and Digital Humanities at Ravenshaw University in India.

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