Department of Theology and Religious Studies

Theology: learning; teaching; research

As one of the leading theological departments in the UK we enjoy an international reputation for excellence in research and teaching.

We offer a range of stimulating courses reflecting academic expertise in areas including philosophy of religion and ethics, Christian theology and culture, biblical studies, religious history, Islam and Judaism.

Simon Oliver, Head of Department

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New Featured Video

New video available to view now - A Walk Through the Old Testament Part 4 with Margaret Barker Christians use a vast library of Jewish writings from the time before Jesus in their worship, reflection, and study – and they call this library 'the Old Testament.' In this video we look at how it involves histories – not as we use the term, stories that are far more complex than we usually imagine, and a series of overlapping covenants which can be the key to understanding much of what we read.

Centre for Bible, Ethics, and Theology Postgraduate Student Conference

The University's new Centre for Bible, Ethics, and Theology (CBET) welcomes papers from all postgraduate students in the School of Humanities for a conference on the theme of 'Crime and Punishment' in February 2015.

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Philosophical Theology Reading Group

The Hemsley
The theme of the Philosophical Theology Reading Group is 'Derrida and Malabou; Messianicity and Plasticity'. Session 2: Catherine Malabou, Plasticity at the Dusk of Writing: Dialectic, Destruction, Deconstruction, 1-62.

Being Human Festival

15 - 23/11/2014
Nottingham city-wide venues
The UK's first national festival of the humanities is coming to Nottingham; join in activities across the city relating to the themes of Heroes and Villains, exploring Nottingham's tradition of subversion and rebellion. The festival is funded and led by the School of Advanced Study, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the British Academy.

Being Human Festival: Curb Your Enthusiasm - Sex, Censorship and Art

Nottingham Contemporary
Artist Dawn Woolley and philosopher Professor Stephen Mumford in conversation on the subject of censorship. Free admission.

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Department of Theology and Religious Studies

University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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