Category - theology

  • October 10, 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?

  • July 22, 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.

  • February 20, 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.

  • December 23, 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.

  • July 29, 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.

  • March 31, 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.

  • February 4, 2009

    My experience of being a Christian is that of a surprising, continual and contested process of reformation and rediscovery, says Simon Barrow. It's far removed from the caricature of faith that many zealous believers and non-believers seem attached to.

  • December 27, 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.

  • December 5, 2008

    A day conference organised by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.

  • October 22, 2008

    Many believers want politicians to talk more about God and faith. Many secularists wish they would stop doing so. But are both missing the point?