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 December 2018

Are the Gospels finished works?

Some modern Christians believe the Bible contains no mistakes, inconsistencies or inaccuracies. Professor Candida Moss reports for the Daily Beast about a new book from a Princeton scholar arguing that the Gospel of Mark was more like a rough draft or collection of notes than a fully polished book.

12 December 2018

What is the role of women in terror?

Last month, Dr Katherine Brown (Department of Theology & Religion) was a panellist at a Cambridge Union discussion on the role of women in terror.

05 December 2018

Did this ring belong to Pontius Pilate?

Professor Candida Moss reports for The Daily Beast on recent claims that a ring discovered in the late 1960s may have belonged to Pontius Pilate, the fifth prefect of the Roman province of Judea from roughly 26-36 A.D and the man responsible for passing final judgment on Jesus.

21 November 2018

One of Jesus' most famous lines wasn't in original Gospels

Professor Candida Moss reports for The Daily Beast about new research arguing that one of the most famous moral teachings involving Jesus and an adulterous woman didn't become part of the Bible until at least a hundred years after the Gospel of John was written.

09 November 2018

Three faiths, one question: why do good people do bad things?

Join Dr Jeremy Kidwell (Department of Theology & Religion) as speakers from three religions (Christianity, Islam, Sikhism) explore concepts and assumptions that underlie each and how these lead to differing worldviews. The starting point will be the question, 'Why good people do bad things?'

09 November 2018

Dr Yafa Shanneik to hold workshop on displacement at DaDa Festival

Join Dr Yafa Shanneik (Department of Theology & Religion) and visual and performance artist Rachel Gadsden as they explore cultural identity, displacement, migration and empowerment in an interactive workshop and exhibition tour, part of DaDa (Disability and Deaf Arts) Festival in Liverpool.

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