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Sacred calendars : Easter

Sacred calendars : Easter

Thomas O’Loughlin, an expert in early Christian theology, discusses the meaning of Easter, which is the greatest of the Christian feasts, its origins, its connections with baptism, and its place in the Christian calendar today.   More

Sacred calendars : Pascha

Sacred calendars : Pascha

Dr Mary Cunningham, an expert in Orthodox theology, discusses the meaning of Easter, which is the greatest of the Christian feasts, and what it means to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. She also relates how Eastern Christians celebrate this festival.   More

Sacred calendars : Pentecost

Sacred calendars : Pentecost

Prof. Thomas O’Loughlin, an expert on early Christianity, discusses the origins of the annual feast of Pentecost (often called ‘Whit’). This is the feast which comes 50 days after Easter and is celebrated with a variety of meanings, but all of which are connected with the belief that the Holy Spirit is present in the Church.   More

Sacred calendars : Pesach

Sacred calendars : Pesach

Dr Holger Zellentin, an expert in Jewish history, looks at the origins of the Jewish celebration of Pesach (often called ‘Passover’ in English). He talks about how its meaning has been shaped by its history down the centuries.   More

Sacred calendars : Pesach : Professor Agata Bielik-Robson talks to Professor Tom O'Loughlin

Sacred calendars : Pesach : Professor Agata Bielik-Robson talks to Professor Tom O'Loughlin

Agata Bielik-Robson, an expert in Jewish thought, explains how Jews celebrate Pesach (often called ‘Passover’ in English). She talks about its origins and significance for Jewish people today.   More

Sacred calendars : Ramadan

Sacred calendars : Ramadan

Mr Shujahat Aslam, an imam, discusses the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with Dr Jon Hoover, an expert in Islamic Studies; it describes what happens during the time, and what it means to those who celebrate it.   More

Why study a Book of Common Prayer? : with Dr Frances Knight in discussion with Professor Tom O'Loughlin

Why study a Book of Common Prayer? : with Dr Frances Knight in discussion with Professor Tom O'Loughlin

In this episode of the ‘Why Study’ series, Dr. Frances Knight, an expert in history of Anglicanism, shows how a single book from the early nineteenth century – a copy of the Book of Common Prayer – can be the key to understanding the religious culture of a period.   More

Why study church history?

Why study church history?

Two eminent modern church historians, Prof. Alan Ford and Dr Frances Knight, discuss the nature of their discipline exploring how it sits between the aims of historians and theologians: belonging to both disciplines, it has a distinctive task and voice.   More

Why study Ibn Taymiyya?

Why study Ibn Taymiyya?

Ibn Taymiyya (1263-1328 C.E.) was an Islamic thinker who has exerted, and continues to exert, an enormous influence within Islamic thought. Taymiyya was often quoted by the late Osama Bin Laden and in this video, Jon Hoover, who has made a study of him and his importance in Islam, introduces Taymiyya and his thoughts.   More

Why study icons?

Why study icons?

Icons – religious images from the eastern Churches – are far more than religious images as seen in western churches: they enable an encounter between the observer and the mystery. In this video, Mary Cunningham, an expert on Orthodoxy, introduces them.   More

Why study Karl Rahner? : with Dr Karen Kilby in discussion with Professor Tom O'Loughlin

Why study Karl Rahner? : with Dr Karen Kilby in discussion with Professor Tom O'Loughlin

The work of the German theologian Karl Rahner (1904-84) has had a profound influence in the later decades of the twentieth century. In this episode of the ‘Why Study’ series, Dr. Karen Kilby, one of the world’s foremost authorities on the work of Karl Rahner, identifies key elements of his thought and suggests that these are still valuable ins...   More

Why study modern church history?

Why study modern church history?

In this episode of the ‘Why Study’ series, Dr. Frances Knight, an authority on modern church history, describes her discipline and argues that it provides an irreplaceable vantage point for understanding religion and its place in society.   More

Why study Orthodox Christianity?

Why study Orthodox Christianity?

Most English-speakers, when they think of Christianity, think only of its Latin, western forms, be they Catholic or Protestant. But this is only half the story: there are also all the churches of the East, often collectively referred to as ‘the Orthodox’. In this video, Mary Cunningham, an expert on Orthodoxy, introduces them.   More

Why study Rudolf Bultmann?

Why study Rudolf Bultmann?

Rudolf Bultmann (1884-1976) was a German Lutheran theologian whose work highlighted the difficulties of treating early Christian texts as simple historical narratives, while at the same time highlighting their importance as documents of faith. Henri Gagey, from the Institut Catholique in Paris, is an expert on Bultmann’s theology and presents ...   More

Why study systematic theology? : with Dr Simon Oliver in discussion with Professor Tom O'Loughlin

Why study systematic theology? : with Dr Simon Oliver in discussion with Professor Tom O'Loughlin

In this episode of the ‘Why Study’ series, Dr Simon Oliver, an expert in systematic theology, explains what is meant by ‘systematics’ within the field of theology, how it relates to other parts of the discipline, and its relevance in today's culture   More

Why study systematic theology? : with Karen Kilby in discussion with Professor Tom O'Loughlin

Why study systematic theology? : with Karen Kilby in discussion with Professor Tom O'Loughlin

In this episode of the ‘Why Study’ series, Dr Karen Kilby, an expert in systematic theology, explains what is meant by ‘systematics’ within the field of theology, and how it emerges out of the questions that believers ask in seeking to make sense of their faith.   More

Why study the Didache?

Why study the Didache?

In this episode of the ‘Why Study’ series, Professor Thomas O’Loughlin argues that a single, short, first-century Christian text, known as the Didache (‘the training’) can provide a valuable window into the lives of the earliest Christian communities and enhance our reading of their better known writings such as the gospels.   More

Why study Thomas Aquinas?

Why study Thomas Aquinas?

In this episode of the ‘Why Study’ series, Dr Simon Oliver discusses why he devotes so much attention to the medieval Dominican theologian, Thomas Aquinas (1225-74); and argues that when someone today comes to grips with his thought, that learning experience trains one to think theologically.   More

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