Glowing review for former PhD student’s thesis

Robert J. Foster’s book  The Significance of Exemplars for the Interpretation of the Letter of James (Mohr Siebeck 2014) has been reviewed by Herbert W. Bateman IV in the latest issue of the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (Volume 59, No. 1 — March 2016). Foster’s book is a revised version of his PhD thesis completed in…

‘The Battle for Christianity’, BBC documentary

‘The Battle for Christianity’ is a 60 minute BBC documentary that aired on 22 March 2016 and featured Dr Sarah Dunlop, Research Fellow at the Department of Theology and Religion working in the Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion. Dr Sarah Dunlop Presented by Dr Robert Beckford of Canterbury Christ Church University,…

Celebrating Vaisakhi at 10 Downing Street

On Wednesday 13 April Dr Jagbir Jhutti-Johal (Senior Lecturer in Sikh Studies, Department of Theology and Religion) was invited by the Prime Minister to attend a reception at 10 Downing Street to celebrate Vaisakhi. Vaisakhi celebrates the founding of the Khalsa Sikh community and in the spirit of this celebration the Prime Minister spoke to the…

Why Religion Still Needs to be a Right

Dr Andrew Davies, University of Birmingham There are those, undoubtedly, who think the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is in need of something of a reboot as it approaches its 70th birthday in a couple of years. They might well be right. And there’s nothing inherently unreasonable about asking former British Premier Gordon Brown to…