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The Centre (CBET) has grown out of a strong desire to combine research in biblical studies with work in philosophical and constructive theology, especially in ethics.
The centre enables biblical scholars to work alongside philosophical and constructive theologians; it promotes the idea of the Bible as a text and a phenomenon which can and should be integrated into contemporary discussion, including theological discourse on belief and practice.
CBET promotes the idea of the Bible as a first principle that should provide the backbone of contemporary theological discussions of belief and practice.
In contributing to the public discourse regarding ethical and theological issues, CBET aims to be attentive to biblical tradition and responsive to the challenges of a secular society, seeking to foster dialogue across the religious-secular divide whilst respecting faith commitments. It will also advocate for the integrated study of the Bible and theology amongst clergy and laity.
As a research-led centre, CBET aims to address the internal fragmentation of academic theology and enable biblical scholars to work side by side with philosophical and systematic theologians. Based in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Nottingham alongside the Centre of Theology and Philosophy, CBET represents a unique initiative to combine the historical and theological study of the Bible with the study of ethics and systematic and philosophical theology, both in the academy and in the community.
CBET offers graduate students and career academics the opportunity to bridge the divide between these fields and offers public access to the expertise of researchers within the Centre through occasional study days and the resources provided on this site.
On 13 October 2018, the Centre for Bible, Ethics and Theology hosted an all-day workshop on Wellness, Illness and the Psalms
Please visit the event page to find out more information.
Dr Carly Crouch and Tara Van De Wiele here explore the variety of approached we find in the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament to the questions of sexual ethics.
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