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CBET Workshop: The Post-mortem Treatment of the Body as an Ethical, Theological and Biblical Task

The Centre for Bible, Ethics, and Theology (CBET) will be holding the University of Nottingham’s Department of Theology & Religious Studies’ 2nd workshop day on Saturday (7th March) on “The Post-mortem Treatment of the Body as an Ethical, Theological and Biblical Task.” See the programme below, and further details can be found at:

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/bible-ethics-theology/research-activities/dignity-human-body.aspx

Workshop 2: 7 March 2015 – Programme

  • 9am – Arrival and refreshments
  • 9.20am – Welcome Prof Roland Deines (Co-Director, CBET)
  • 9.30-11am – Prof Andreas Merkt and Dr Martina Hartl (University of Ratisbonne): The Body of the Martyr: Theological, Anthropological and Political Functions of Corporeal Relics in Late Antiquity
  • 11-11.30am – Refreshments
  • 11.30am–12.45pm – Jackie Lymn Rose, Funeral director (A W Lymn The Family Funeral Service): Care of Deceased from Death to Funeral
  • 12.45-1.30pm – Lunch
  • 1.30-2.45pm – Dr Frances Knight (University of Nottingham): “Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust” – A Church Historian’s Reflections on Christian Attitudes to Modern Cremation in the West
  • 2.45-3pm – Refreshments
  • 3-4.15pm – Prof Matthias Morgenstern (University of Tübingen):Burying a Jewish Body: The Problematic Nature of Autopsies According to Jewish Law
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