Dr Jagbir Jhutti-Johal, Senior Lecturer in Sikh Studies, is quoted in The Hindu, an Indian daily newspaper, about the recent news that Sikhs may get an ethnic tick box in the 2021 Census. The topic has generated a lot of discussion within the British Sikh community and is seen as an important issue.
Professor Candida Moss writes for the Daily Beast about recent scholarly research that suggests there was a conspiracy to diminish the status and memory of Mary Magdalene. Professors Hugh Houghton and David Parker in the Department of Theology & Religion are also mentioned in the article.
ITSEE doctoral student Anna Persig presents a paper on "Unity and authorship in the Vulgate of the Pauline Epistles: a new methodology for the analysis of the Latin New Testament" in Helsinki.
Dr Jagbir Jhutti-Johal, Senior Lecturer in Sikh Studies, writes for the Birmingham Perspective about the recent news that Sikhs may get an ethnic tick box in the 2021 Census. The topic has generated a lot of discussion within the British Sikh community and is seen as an important issue.
Professor Jocelyne Cesari is quoted in OZY in an article on the Grand Mosque of Mecca attack of 1979. Cesari argues that the year was the turning point in the rise of Saudi policy of exporting its doctrine of Wahhabi Islam all over the Muslim world.
Professor Candida Moss reports for The Daily Beast on recent digs at 'German Stonehenge' and in Turkey which have unveiled more sites of human sacrifice, as well as more history in which the vulnerable always paid the price.
ITSEE students Troy Griffitts and Alan Taylor Farnes received the award of PhD at the graduation ceremony today.
"The Bible's verses about submitting to rulers should be analyzed within the context of early Christians' status in the Roman Empire" says Professor Candida Moss, quoted in the Huffington Post.
Dora Panella has successfully completed her PhD thesis on the Pseudo-Oecumenian Catena on Galatians.
Dr Katherine Brown reflects on her recent appearance at Hay Festival where she spoke on the topic of 'Muslim women and radicalisation'.
Professor Jocelyne Cesari is quoted in the New Statesman about religion in the public space in Europe.
While there is ample material evidence for scribal activity from the caves near Qumran, close to the Dead Sea, there are very few references to scribes in the non-Biblical Dead Sea Scrolls, and none at all in the preserved accounts of the community's affairs. Professor Charlotte Hempel explores this mystery in Biblical Archaeology Review.