Category - Religion

  • 6 May 2008

    Much of the current public discourse on 'religion' assumes that 'it' (actually a complex and multi-faceted phenomenon) is either a good or a bad thing per se.

  • 6 May 2008

    Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has been reflecting on "The Spiritual and the Religious: is the territory changing?"

  • 22 Apr 2008

    Millions of dollars have been spent promoting Ben Stein’s creationist propaganda movie ‘Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed’ to conservative church groups, but that money would have been better spent on fact checkers, say its critics.

  • 22 Apr 2008

    Fundamentalism is a 20th-century invention, in many ways a response to the rapid social change brought about by modernity and global capitalism, says Giles Fraser. It is a perversion of religion, and in no way the real thing, let alone its 'heartbeat'.

  • 22 Apr 2008

    The bludgeoning conclusion of Paul Thomas Anderson's much-lauded, Oscar-nominated film "There Will Be Blood," which has recently been released on DVD, features a preacher forced to renounce his faith in God and admit charlatanry. Spencer Dew investigates.

  • 22 Apr 2008

    Humanism is a philosophy and approach to life that has Christian, atheist, deist and theist roots, says Mark Vernon. So when it is taught in schools, what kind of approach will be adopted?

  • 22 Apr 2008

    Barack Obama recently got into trouble for suggesting that alienated rural voters in Pennsylvania seek refuge in religion, rifles and rejection of outsiders.

  • 3 Apr 2008

    The lecture will examine the links between the particular historical process of Christian secularisation in the West and its diverse globalised forms in other axial civilisations.

  • 3 Apr 2008

    The panel will discuss Bhikhu Parekh’s new book, A New Politics of Identity (Palgrave, March 2008) covering the impact of globalisation on ethnic, religious and national identities.

  • 28 Mar 2008