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Worship and the Megachurch: Report

Worship and the Megachurch: Report

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Across three days (15 October – 17 October) and multiple time zones, the University of Birmingham hosted its inaugural conference on "Worship and the Megachurch." Read the full report of the event.
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Thursday 25 February 2021
What do Turkey and Israel have in Common? A Different Take on Religious Nationalism

What do Turkey and Israel have in Common? A Different Take on Religious Nationalism

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In this post of February 25 2021, for the LSE blog, Professor Jocelyne Cesari writes about religious nationalism in Israel and Turkey.
Date:
Thursday 25 February 2021
Anna Persig awarded PhD

Anna Persig awarded PhD

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Anna Persig, an M4C scholarship holder, has been awarded a doctorate for her thesis on "The Vulgate text of the Catholic Epistles: Its Language, Origin and Relationship with the Vetus Latina."
Date:
Wednesday 24 February 2021
Philosophy PhD focus: Lucy Prior on anxiety

Philosophy PhD focus: Lucy Prior on anxiety

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Lucy Prior discusses the distinction between anxiety as a universally experienced normal emotion and as a clinical problem, arguing that medicalising anxiety could impact on the agency of young people.
Date:
Wednesday 17 February 2021
PhD student wins prestigious award for early career research

PhD student wins prestigious award for early career research

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PhD student in the Department of Theology and Religion, Joseph Scales has won the Routledge Philip R. Davies Early Career Publication Award 2021 for an exceptional research paper.
Date:
Thursday 11 February 2021
Philosophy PhD focus: Rosa Ritunnano on the meaning of delusions

Philosophy PhD focus: Rosa Ritunnano on the meaning of delusions

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Rosa discusses her cross-disciplinary research into the meaning of delusions, informed by her day-to-day clinical practice as a consultant psychiatrist and by her phenomenological background.
Date:
Thursday 11 February 2021
Science and Social Stereotypes

Science and Social Stereotypes

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To mark the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Carissa Sharp and Stephen H. Jones explore the reasons why initiatives in this area are needed and consider their current limitations.
Date:
Wednesday 10 February 2021
Philosophy PhD focus: Jane Kisbey on should psychopaths be blamed for disregarding others?

Philosophy PhD focus: Jane Kisbey on should psychopaths be blamed for disregarding others?

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Should psychopaths be blamed for disregarding others? Can they feel empathy and genuine concern? Jane Kisbey argues that psychopaths find it hard to consider the future consequences of their actions.
Date:
Thursday 4 February 2021
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