The Department's research culture includes a series of free seminars which offer the chance to hear visiting scholars – all are welcome.
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Dr David Gehring, University of Nottingham
Lutheranism in Elizabethan England
Dr Richard Todd, University of Birmingham
Contrasting approaches to scriptural anthropomorphism in medieval Islam: from Ibn Furak’s Ash’ari theology to Sadr al-Din al-Qunawi’s Sufi hermeneutics
Dr David Shepherd, Trinity College Dublin
Blessed are the peacemakers: the depiction of Jesus in American and German cinema before and after the Great War
Dr Simeon Zahl, University of Nottingham
Devices and Desires: Affect Theory and the Plausibility of Sin in Late Modernity
Professor James Crossley, St Mary’s University, Twickenham
The Bible and Religion in English Political Discourse: Has anything changed?
Professor Todd Landman, Pro-vice chancellor, University of Nottingham
Rigorous Morality: What states ought and ought not do to the (non-)citizens
Professor Susan Docherty, Newman University, Birmingham
Rewriting the Exodus Narratives in a Hellenistic Context: A Model for Cultural and Religious Integration?
Dr Doug Ingram, University of Nottingham
What’s “good” in Ecclesiastes?
Dr Peter Darby, University of Nottingham
Prefatory Texts and Prefatory Images in the Codex Amiatinus
Revd Karen Gardiner, University of Nottingham
Alice’s Adventures in Eternity
Revd Gabrielle Thomas, University of Nottingham
Gregory Nazianzen: Interpreting the Human Eikon of God Literally as a Physical Bearer of God’s Presence
Professor George Pattison, School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow
Oblivion, Memory and Hope: Rethinking the Eternal
Dr Alison Milbank, Department of Theology, University of Nottingham
Reformation Anthropology and the Gothic Double/Doppelgänger
Dr Jonathan Tallant, Department of Philosophy, University of Nottingham
The Varieties of Presentism: An Opinionated Introduction to Some Issues in the Philosophy of Time
Professor Joachim Schaper, School of Divinity, History and Philosophy, University of Aberdeen
Monotheism, violence, and the "better angels of our nature”
Dr Rob Lutton, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Charisma and Routinization in the Cult of the Holy Name of Jesus in Late medieval England
Professor Alan Ford (Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Nottingham):
‘Love God and hate the Pope’: the Church of Ireland and anti-Catholicism, 1600-2000
Dr Chrysanthi Gallou (Assistant Prof in Aegean Archaeology, Co-Director of the Centre for Spartan & Peloponnesian Studies, Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham):
Mycenaean skulls: “feeble heads” or social actors in Aegean Late Bronze Age metaphysics and society (16th-12th c. BC)?
The Revd Professor David Brown (Institute for Theology, Imagination & the Arts, St Mary's College, University of St Andrews):
Revelation that goes beyond the strictly historical: three contemporary approaches assessed.
Reverend Robin Griffith-Jones (Master of the Temple, Temple Church, London and Senior Lecturer in New Testament Studies, King’s College London):
Magna Carta: Archbishop Langton and the Church’s Finest Hour?
Dr David Firth (Old Testament Tutor and Head of Research, St John’s College, Nottingham):
Aren’t the Canaanites all destroyed? Inclusion of Canaanites and Exclusion of Israelites in Joshua
Professor Judith Lieu, Lady Margaret’s Professor of Divinity (University of Cambridge)In Search of Marcion
Professor Jan Joosten, Regius Professor of Hebrew (University of Oxford)Biblical Rhetoric: A Trial Cut. Judah's Speech in Genesis 44:18-34
Dr Douglas Hedley, Reader in Hermeneutics and Metaphysics, Faculty of Divinity (University of Cambridge)Image and Imagination: The Problem of Idolatry
Dr Paul Tyson, Honorary Fellow of the Centre of Theology and Philosophy (University of Nottingham)Kierkegaard; A Christian Platonist for the Present Age
Dr Andrew Davison, Starbridge Lecturer in Theology and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Divinity (University of Cambridge)Recalling Causes: Retrieving Formal and Material Causation
Special seminar on Interreligious Dialogue in association with the International Rosenzweig Society.
Moderated by Prof Robert Gibbs (University of Toronto) and Prof Agata Bielik-Robson (University of Nottingham)
Professor Salvador Ryan, Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Faculty of Theology (St Patrick's College, Maynooth)Theologies of Christ's Passion and Death in the Religious Verse of Irish Bardic Poets
Professor Anthony Milton, Department of History (University of Sheffield)England's Second Reformation
Dr Jon Hoover (University of Nottingham)Is Ibn Taymiyya’s theology corporealist?
Dr Petra Carlsson Redell (University of Uppsala)Foucault, Manet and the invisible
3 December Hemsley B7, 4pm
Professor Peter Marshall (University of Warwick)After Purgatory: Death and Remembrance in the Reformation World
Professor Karl-Wilhelm Niebuhr (University of Jena) Which Jesus are we preaching about? Some considerations following Martin Kähler
Philosophical Marranos: Open Idiom and Secret Meaning in Modern Jewish Philosophy
A liturgical Reading of Dionysios the Areopagite
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