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Sacred Calendars: Harvest Festival with Alison Milbank

Most humans time for most of history has been spent obtaining and preparing food for survival. So for theists, food is both the gift of God and the work of human hands, and each year when the harvest is safely in the barns, they give thanks to God. As a celebration of community thanksgiving, this festival reflects basic themes of Christian prayer and is directly linked to the Eucharist both in its customs, basic symbolism and in its fundamental theology. It is now part of the festivals of the ‘agricultural year’ in Common Worship.

 

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

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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