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University of Nottingham: Dept of Theology & Religious Studies Newsletter 2013-14

Theology and Religious Studies@Nottingham Department of Theology and Religious Studies Newsletter 2013-14   Click here to read the TRS’s Newsletter 2013-14 [PDF].  

“Rethinking Modernity with Nicholas of Cusa”, blog from Johannes Hoff

Read a blog post from Johannes Hoff on the Eerdmans EerdWord blog: “Rethinking Modernity with Nicholas of Cusa”. “Globalized, modern societies are characterized by their inability to reconcile the seemingly black and white univocity of scientific rationality with the ambiguous equivocity of post-modern pop-culture. This is not, however, despite its modern dimensions, a new development. It […]

Celebrating Theology & Religious Studies Faculty from the University of Nottingham

Over at his ‘Letters from Nottingham’ blog, University of Nottingham PhD candidate David Russell Mosley has been creating a series of posts entitled ‘Celebrating Theology and Religious Studies Faculty from the University of Nottingham’. In each post, he has been highlighting the work and contributions of each of our faculty members, both with brief summaries […]

Research Grants from the Varieties of Religious Understanding project

Psychology Request for Proposals (RFP) Psychology RFP Director: Tania Lombrozo, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley This $1.2 million dollar RFP is intended to support empirical work in psychology on the nature and varieties of human understanding. We anticipate applicants from cognitive, social, and developmental psychology, but will consider additional subfields as well. […]

Articles on Benedict XVI’s decision to renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome

The following articles come in light of Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to step down as pope this past week: The future of love: The erotic politics of Benedict XVI, by John Milbank Pope Benedict XVI: God’s Rottweiler or the Church’s German shepherd?, by Tracey Rowland Analysis: What is the role of a modern pope?, by […]

Archbishop of Canterbury’s address to the Synod of Bishops in Rome

Archbishop’s address to the Synod of Bishops in Rome Wednesday 10th October 2012 In the first address by an Archbishop of Canterbury to the Synod of Bishops in Rome, Archbishop Rowan Williams spoke about the profound connection between contemplation and the task of evangelisation, saying it “must be rooted in a profound confidence that we […]

Did Darwin Kill God? airs on Australian ABC

Conor Cunningham’s Did Darwin Kill God? airs on the Australian ABC network on ABC1 at 2pm on Saturday 30 June 2012. [Link]

ABC Religion: “The problem of religious diversity and the dead-end of reason”

Chris Hackett has written the following article for the ABC Religion and Ethics website entitled “The problem of religious diversity and the dead-end of reason.” It begins: This week, the Australasian Philosophy of Religion Association convenes its annual conference, hosted by the Australian Catholic University, on the topic “Religious Diversity and Its Philosophical Significance.” Thinkers from both Continental and […]

ABC Religion: “Theology Must Save Science From Naturalism”

Conor Cunningham has written the following article for the ABC Religion and Ethics website entitled “Theology Must Save Science From Naturalism.” It begins: Let me lay my cards on the table. The conversation between science and theology has been hijacked by a restrictive naturalism, which rests on an impoverished understanding of science, one that is […]

ABC Religion: “Nostalgia, Novelty, and our Modern Bordeom”

John Milbank has written the following article for the ABC Religion & Ethics website entitled “Nostalgia, Novelty, and our Modern Boredom”. It begins: It is one of the most basic tenets of liberal belief that most people were bored out of their minds for most of human history. Before there were cinemas, art exhibitions, concerts, […]

Adrian Pabst in ABC Religion & Ethics

Adrian Pabst has written an article in ABC Religion and Ethics entitled “What is to be Done? Overcoming the Capitalist Heresy“. It begins: As the leaders of the G20 met in the luxury resort of Cannes on the French Riviera, popular outrage and protest movements were spreading across the globe. From Occupy Wall Street to […]

Adrian Pabst in The Guardian

Adrian Pabst, lecturer in politics in the University of Kent at Canterbury, has published a piece in The Guardian entitled “Blue Ed, Red Dave and the new politics of preaching.”

Symposium on Darwin’s Pious Idea

The ABC Religion website is hosting a five-part Symposium on Conor Cunningham’s Darwin’s Pious Idea: Why the Ultra-Darwinists and Creationists Both Get It Wrong. Please follow the links below for each part. Part 1, “Mind all the Way Down: On Darwin’s Pious Idea,” by Rowan Williams Part 2, by Peter James Causton Part 3, by Kent […]

2011 Michael Ramsey Prize goes to David Bentley Hart

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, today awarded the 2011 Michael Ramsey prize to ‘Atheist Delusions’ by David Bentley Hart at a gala lunch at the Telegraph Hay festival. Speaking about the winning entry, Dr Williams said it “takes no prisoners in its response to fashionable criticisms of Christianity”. On receiving the prize David […]

Archbishop Rowan Williams Reviews Darwin’s Pious Idea in the TLS

The Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams reviews Conor Cunningham’s Darwin’s Pious Idea: Why the Ultra-Darwinists and Creationists Both Get It Wrong in the latest edition of the Times Literary Supplement, saying that it is “the most interesting and invigorating book on the science–religion frontier that I have encountered”. Link to the website is here, and can […]

‘Ultra-Darwinists and the pious gene’ piece in the Guardian

Mark Vernon has written a piece in the ‘Comment is Free’ section of The Guardian entitled ‘Ultra-Darwinists and the Pious Gene’ with a lede of ‘Richard Dawkins won’t like it, but he and creationists are singing from similar hymn sheets, according to a new book’, which provides an overview of Conor Cunningham’s Darwin’s Pious Idea: […]

Culture Shocks Interviews Conor Cunningham

Conor Cunningham has appeared on the Culture Shocks show with Barry Lynn on 28 January: According to British scholar Conor Cunningham, the debate today between religion and evolution has been hijacked by extremists: on one side stand fundamentalist believers who reject evolution outright, and opposing them are fundamentalist atheists who claim that Darwin’s theory rules out […]

‘Making Democratic Socialism Meaningful’, by Alex Andrews

Alex Andrews, a PhD candidate in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Nottingham and member of the Centre of Theology and Philosophy has published a piece in the New Left Project entitled ‘Making Democratic Socialism Meaningful.’ The lede reads, ‘In the third piece in our discussion about the Labour Party […]

‘The Big Society Depends on the Big Parish’, by John Milbank

Professor John Milbank has published an article on ABC Religion and Ethics entitled ‘The Big Society Depends on the Big Parish’. The piece begins: Last week, a motley and anachronistic crew of liberal Anglican theologians and dissenting ministers, in collaboration with the think tank Ecclesia, launched the Common Wealth: Christians for Economic and Social Justiceinitiative, whose purpose […]

Extended Pieces by John Milbank

John Milbank has two new pieces published, one each in the Guardian and ABC Religion websites. Below are extended and corrected versions of them, which may also be found on the ‘Working Papers’ page. ‘Poverty, Justice, and Virtue’ [PDF] Fry’s Unsexing of Sex [PDF]

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