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Why Study The Gift Pt 2 with John Milbank

In the second part of their conversation, Prof John Milbank and Dr Simon Oliver continue to explore the notion of 'The Gift'. The discussion moves on from the reciprocity of gift giving and the idea of a 'purified' gift that is only given one way without the necessity for being returned; to the idea that a gift can be returned by a simple smile.

The next part of the discussion looks at how Christians can receive the Gift of Christ's own sacrifice and how it informs the sacramental life of the church.


Why Study...

The Department in Nottingham has many internationally renowned experts in various areas of scholarship that make up the disciplines of theology and religious studies.  In a series of 10 minute videos, they explain why they study particular problems, periods, people; and in discussion explain why they find these topics fascinating and important.

Objects of Belief

The religious dimension of human beings expresses itself, in every system of belief, in objects. Sometimes these objects are obviously religious symbols, others belong to a faith's rituals and tell us about its systems of belief, while some are everyday things that may not even appear 'religious' yet can give us an insight into how people view themselves, their universe, and matters of ultimate concern. This series of short films looks at how we can uncover rich theologies in such objects of belief.

Sacred Calendar

Celebrating the passing of time is one of the key ways that religions express themselves as communities; and the various calendars they produce become central to their identities. Most people are familiar with the idea from Christian festivals such as Christmas and Easter - but a quick look at the front of any diary will show that every religion has a calendar of its own.




Theologians in Conversation


Theology is a discipline that thrives on dialogue and discussion; and academic theology sets as one of its aims the creation of spaces of discourse in place of discord. In these videos theologians discuss their work and questions that they see as significant today.


Bibledex is a project of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies in conjunction with video journalist Brady Haran.

The videos are by no means comprehensive - rather they're a curious assortment of academic insights into what is probably the most famous collection of books in history.

Lectures and Research Seminars

 View the Theology Lectures and Seminars playlist in YouTube

A collection of videos from selected guest lectures and research seminars hosted by the Department of Theology and Religious Studies.





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