The 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.
31 May 2021
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
The Department mourns the passing of Dr Sigvard von Sicard, a pioneer in Christian-Muslim relations.
22 April 2021
Jocelyne Cesari discusses the French renewed ban of the hijab and the law against Islamic Separatism, Indus News Pakistan, April, 9th 2021
Jocelyne Cesari explores the role of religion in the political future of Syria.
John Onelum introduces his research on the meal motif in Revelation 3:20.
30 March 2021
Lauren Novelli is a third year undergraduate BA History and Theology student. Here she shares the reasons why she chose to study at the University of Birmingham for her degree.
24 March 2021
Caitlin Evans studied BA Philosophy, Religion and Ethics between 2017-20. Here she shares the highlights of her studies at Birmingham.
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
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.
17 March 2021
Dr Haifaa Jawad writes for the Australian Institute of International Affairs.
10 March 2021
Jocelyne Cesari argues that the sacred Temple Mount is central to the sacredness of the nation for Israelis and Palestinians for the Journal of Law, Religion and Society, March 2 2021
05 March 2021
Jocelyne Cesari writes for Politics Today, 4 March 2021
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The College of Arts and Law is placed 67th in the Times Higher Education 2022 rankings, making it one of the best places for study and research in this field globally.
100% of Theology and Religion graduates are in work or further study within six months