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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23 September 2021

The Hyphen Project report

Outlining key findings and recommendations aimed at helping UK cultural majority church leaders and ministries to better welcome, support and celebrate new Christians from other faiths and UK minority ethnic backgrounds.

09 September 2021

20 Years On: 9/11

Radio interview of Jocelyne Cesari on September 8 on ABC Australia, about the twenty anniversary of 9/11 and the political and religious significance of the last two decades.

12 July 2021

New Greek Commentary identified by CATENA Project

Dr Georgi Parpulov and Dr Panagiotis Manafis have published an article identifying a previously-unknown catena on the Gospel according to Matthew preserved in five pages of a ninth-century manuscript in a Greek monastery

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.

26 April 2021

Dr Sigvard von Sicard

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

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