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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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.

10 December 2021

December Graduations 2021

ITSEE researcher Dr Chiara Coppola today was awarded her degree in person at the University's Graduation Ceremony in the Great Hall.

29 November 2021

Digital persecution: call for papers

Call for papers for an international interdisciplinary academic conference focussing on the changing technoscape of religion or belief discrimination

24 November 2021

International Leadership Week

It's International Leadership Week and the Cadbury Centre team will be sharing our insights and observations on leadership throughout the week. Director Dr Andrew Davies on why leadership is for everyone

19 November 2021

Funding Success for GALaCSy project

ITSEE will be a partner in an €800,000 joint Anglo-German project on the Earliest Translations of the Pauline Epistles.

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