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Big human sacrifice discoveries and the plight of the vulnerable

Big human sacrifice discoveries and the plight of the vulnerable
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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.
Date:
16/07/2018

Ethics, beauty and the Handmaid's Tale

Ethics, beauty and the Handmaid's Tale
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Heather Widdows is interview by the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England for its Appearance Matters podcast. Heather talks about how beauty has become a moral and ethical issue, and how women (and increasingly men) feel the pressure to conform to the beauty ideal.
Date:
16/07/2018

Rethinking justice: The clinical model of responsibility without blame

Rethinking justice: The clinical model of responsibility without blame
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Professor Hanna Pickard writes for the Howard League for Penal Reform's research bulletin about responsibility in matters of criminal justice. Hanna talks about her research and the 'Responsibility without Blame' project.
Date:
12/07/2018

Monothematic Delusion: A case of innocence from experience

Monothematic Delusion: A case of innocence from experience
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Ema Sullivan-Bissett, Lecturer in Philosophy writes this recent blog post on delusional beliefs, distorted memories, confabulatory explanations, unrealistically optimistic predictions, and implicit biases.
Date:
09/07/2018

Piers Morgan and Brian Cox debate the existence of God: a philosopher's take

Piers Morgan and Brian Cox debate the existence of God: a philosopher's take
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Nikk Effingham writes for The Conversation about a recent Twitter debate between Piers Morgan and Brian Cox about the existence of God.
Date:
05/07/2018

Evangelicals keep misusing the same Bible verses to give Trump a pass

Evangelicals keep misusing the same Bible verses to give Trump a pass
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"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.
Date:
02/07/2018

PhD success for Dora Panella

PhD success for Dora Panella
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Dora Panella has successfully completed her PhD thesis on the Pseudo-Oecumenian Catena on Galatians. She has produced the first edition of one strand of this commentary, identified witnesses in which the earliest form of the text is preserved and even isolated two possible previously unknown quotations from the Byzantine Patriarch Photius.
Date:
29/06/2018

Are beauty ideals so dominant and demanding that we feel a duty to be beautiful?

Are beauty ideals so dominant and demanding that we feel a duty to be beautiful?
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Report from the Professor Heather Widdows' talk at the Hay Festival, on whether we feel a duty to be beautiful.
Date:
29/06/2018

Inspired by my young questioner - Katherine Brown at Hay Festival

Inspired by my young questioner - Katherine Brown at Hay Festival
Description
Dr Katherine Brown reflects on her recent appearance at Hay Festival where she spoke on the topic of 'Muslim women and radicalisation'.
Date:
29/06/2018

The changing shape of Britain's mosques

The changing shape of Britain's mosques
Description
Professor Jocelyne Cesari is quoted in the New Statesman about religion in the public space in Europe.
Date:
28/06/2018
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