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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31 May 2021

CATENA catalogue and database published

Dr Georgi Parpulov has published the first-ever catalogue of Greek New Testament catena manuscripts on behalf of the ERC-funded CATENA project. The underlying data has also been released in an online database.

30 April 2021

New catena identified by Dr Georgi Parpulov

Dr Georgi Parpulov, a research fellow at ITSEE on the ERC CATENA project, announces the discovery of a new Catena on Matthew on the 'What's New in Patristics?' blog

26 April 2021

Dr Sigvard von Sicard

The Department mourns the passing of Dr Sigvard von Sicard, a pioneer in Christian-Muslim relations.

24 March 2021

Ten questions with Caitlin Evans

Caitlin Evans studied BA Philosophy, Religion and Ethics between 2017-20. Here she shares the highlights of her studies at Birmingham.

24 March 2021

Eight questions with Imogen Barrett

Second year undergraduate student, Imogen Barrett tells us about the highlights of studying BA Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham.

22 March 2021

New editorial appointment for ITSEE Director

Professor Hugh Houghton, Director of ITSEE, has been appointed as a full member of the editorial committee for the Nestle-Aland and United Bible Societies Greek New Testaments.

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