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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Dr Jon Hoover featured on The Conversation

Dr Jon Hoover from the Department of Theology has written an analysis on the use of the quotation from Ibn Taymiyya, the 14th-century Muslim scholar, in Islamic State's latest video of the burning death of Moaz al-Kasasbeh.

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New video available to view now - #askatheologian Why do we need chapters and verses?: Professor Tom O'Loughlin explains that the familiar chapters and verses – found in every printed bible – should be seen only as a means of finding passages and sentences. They don't represent the mind of the original authors (so are opposite to the way that we write in chapters and paragraphs), or a logical analysis of the texts' contents (as you'd find in a modern commentary).

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Exploring British values – a religious perspective

Keighton Auditorium, University Park Campus
The University Chaplaincy public lecture 'Is there such a thing as British values? A religious perspective' is taking place on Tuesday 3 March. The University will play host to prestigious speakers from various religious backgrounds to address values in multi-cultural Britain. Tickets still available.

CBET Workshop - The Fate of the Body After Death

A series of workshops bringing together biblical and historical perspectives with contemporary and theological points. The second workshop will focus on the fate of the body after death.

V. International Symposium of the Corpus Judaeo-Hellenisticum Novi Testamenti

14 - 16/05/2015
NCTL Learning and Conference Centre, Nottingham
The Centre will be hosting the 5th international symposium of the Corpus Judaeo-Hellenisticum Novi Testamenti.

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Department of Theology and Religious Studies

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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