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 July 2019
A peer-reviewed academic paper from the University of Birmingham has been included in a series of eight released by the Independent Commission for Countering Extremism today.
18 July 2019
Dr Yafa Shanneik exhibited at the 2019 British Academy Summer Showcase.
02 July 2019
The electronic edition of Codex Sinaiticus is ten years old this month! A new survey has been released online to gather information about the impact of this groundbreaking digital resource.
26 June 2019
We caught up with Yafa Shanneik, the Module Leader, to find out how the module will benefit students studying for the MA Theology and Religion at Birmingham.
21 June 2019
Professor Nagasawa is Co-Director of the John Hick Centre for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Birmingham and currently President of the British Society for the Philosophy of Religion.
20 June 2019
Yafa Shanneik's latest article for The Conversation.
22 May 2019
The Software Sustainability Institute cultivates sustainable research software to enable world-class research, working with researchers, developers and funders to identify best practice in scientific software
17 May 2019
The Department of Theology's Dr Yafa Shanneik will be speaking at Stowe House in Buckinghamshire on Tuesday 21 May on the topic of "Women, Islam and Art"
25 April 2019
The ERC-funded CATENA project has identified four new manuscripts of the Greek New Testament.
10 April 2019
Fiona de Londras and Katherine Brown have both been chosen to join a group of leading experts to write research papers. They will be writing a critique of approaches to countering extremism.
02 April 2019
ITSEE doctoral student Grant Edwards has posted online The Collaborative Database of Dateable Greek Bookhands, a catalogue of objectively dated Greek manuscripts written in a literary script between 0-899 CE.
21 March 2019
The ITSEE director has been appointed a visiting professor at the Sorbonne in Paris and will be giving four lectures this month on the theme of the Latin Bible from Antiquity to the Digital Age.
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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