Theology and Religion at Durham ranked 3rd in the Guardian University Guide League Tables 2018
Students graduating this year from the Dept. of Theology and Religion will have an advantage. The 2018 Guardian University Guide League Tables has ranked Durham’s Dept. of Theology and Religion 3rd in the UK. According to the same table, the Dept. of Theology and Religion was ranked 2nd in terms of employability with 90% of graduates finding graduate-level jobs, or further study within six months of graduation. To view the tables, please follow the link:
Call for Papers: Suffering, Diminishment and the Christian Life
Conference: January 8-10, 2018 at Ushaw College, Durham, UK
Is love intrinsically linked to suffering? Are suffering, diminishment and loss on some fundamental level good? This is the direction in which recent theological emphases on vulnerability and kenosis might seem to point. In this conference we will seek to bring the question of the status and meaning of suffering in Christian life and Christian theology into focus, and to reflect on it from the perspectives of biblical, historical, pastoral, political and systematic theology.
Send abstracts of between 200-300 words for 20-minute papers to Rachel Davies at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 15, 2017.
(25 Apr 2017) » More about this call for papers
Theology and Religion at Durham ranked 3rd in the world
Theology and Religion at Durham University has been ranked 3rd in the world by the 2017 QS World University Subject Rankings which are based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact. It is the first year that QS has included rankings in this subject area.
Refugee Hosts project: First newsletter now available
The four year AHRC-ESRC funded Refugee Hosts project (2016-2020), which is investigating local community experiences of and responses to conflict induced displacement from Syria: views from Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey, is delighted to announce the release of our first newsletter. You can read and download the newsletter on the project's website.
(23 Apr 2017) » More about this project
Publication of 'Death, Life and Laughter: Essays on Religion in Honour of Douglas Davies', edited by Mathew Guest and Martha Middlemiss-Le Mon
We are delighted to announce the publication of a festschrift for our colleague Professor Douglas Davies, to celebrate and engage with his immense contribution to scholarship in the study of religion.
Durham University to develop new international residential research library at Ushaw College
A new international residential research library, the only one of its kind in the UK, is to be developed at Ushaw College, in a £2 million project led by Durham University.
It is intended that leading researchers from around the world will visit Ushaw to study and work with its outstanding collections, along with those of Durham Cathedral and the University’s Palace Green Library, enhancing the thriving scholarly community that already exists in and around Durham City.
(3 Feb 2017)
History of Catholicism Alive at Durham University
To fully understand the English Catholic martyrs, they must be re-contextualized in the era in which they lived.
This was the message of Professor Michael Questier speaking at Ushaw College on Catholic martyrdom in late Elizabethan England. In his lecture, which was part of the Ushaw lectures series organised by Durham University’s Centre for Catholic Studies in the Department of Theology and Religion, Professor Questier suggested that portraying the martyrs in a white-washed way separated them from the nation’s history of which they are very much a part.
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Paschal Mercy and the Power of Belief
Rachel Davies, a PhD student at the Centre for Catholic Studies, has had an article published in the Tablet.
The mercy of God and the rising and dying of Christ are two of the central mysteries of the Christian faith. Rachel Davies explores how one mystery might illuminate the other.
The article can be found here. (Please note that, to access the full article, you might be asked to register with the Tablet website. This is free of charge.)
(23 May 2016)
The Sepulchrine Research Associate
The Department of Theology and Religion, in partnership with the Canonesses of the Holy Sepulchre, is pleased to announce the award of the newly established Sepulchrine Research Associate—a 21-month Postdoctoral Fellowship in Early Modern English Catholicism (1500-1800) to Hannah Thomas, archivist and PhD candidate at Swansea University.
(29 Sep 2014) » More about The Sepulchrine Research Associate
St Hilda Chair in Catholic Social Thought and Practice: Dr Mark Hayes confirmed as inaugural appointee
The Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University, within which the Centre for Catholic Studies (CCS) is situated, and Durham University Business School are delighted to announce the concurrent appointment of Dr Mark Hayes as the inaugural holder of the St Hilda Chair in Catholic Social Thought and Practice. Dr Hayes’ appointment will begin in September 2014, when he will be installed as a Reader of Durham University.