Category - theology

  • 17 Mar 2011

    With the 'Critical Religion' agenda and blog, says Michael Marten, the intention is to question the category of 'religion' - but then, rather than just holding it to suspicion, or blame, or discredit, or incredulity – a growing tendency among certain public intellectuals, even if against the tide of global demographics – to examine the issues involved from a positive critical standpoint.

  • 17 Mar 2011

    In different ways, Religious Studies and theology, says Professor Richard H. Roberts, have the capacity to make intelligently accessible ways of doing things that are as ancient and as important to humankind as the making of music.

  • 18 Oct 2010

    BBC Radio 4's stimulating 'Start the Week' programme, hosted by Andrew Marr, ran a special edition this morning (18 October 2010) discussing morality, religion and politics. It featured irascible and creative US theologian Stanley Hauerwas.

  • 10 Oct 2010

    The Comprehensive Spending Review is expected to be bad news for universities and especially bad news for those who teach in the humanities, says theologian and ethicist Graeme Smith. Action is needed. But are strikes really the most effective response to damaging cuts?

  • 22 Jul 2010

    Students and lecturers are warning that theology and religious studies departments in British universities could be under threat due to cuts in higher education funding. Bangor University will this year accept new theology students for the last time, while staff at Birmingham have warned that they will consider strike action to resist compulsory redundancies.

  • 20 Feb 2010

    Ethics. Ah yes, a county just outside London, the old joke goes. But seriously, ethical discussion in Britain is remarkably thin at the moment. That's why a new initiative to stimulate proper debate, launched today, has the potential to be so refreshing.

  • 23 Dec 2009

    How does biblical thought relate to climate change? What are the theological insights churches can offer to a world facing an unprecedented ecological crisis? Juan Michel describes some answers from a recent global seminar.

  • 29 Jul 2009

    Our online book service partner, Metanoia has many compelling new books in stock for August - biblical studies, understanding Iran, Christ in the C21st century faith, Christian anarchism, Mennonite practice, and more.

  • 31 Mar 2009

    Theologians from across the globe have been gathering in Augsburg for a consultation of Lutheran churches – the third largest worldwide Christian confession after the Catholic and Orthodox Churches.

  • 27 Dec 2008

    The Christmas message is one of deliveerance from fear, says Giles Fraser. But the approach the Pope has taken to 'human ecology' heads perilously in the other direction.