Creativity: Gordon Kaufman’s criticism of God the Father

Guest post by Anthony Floyd Gordon D. Kaufman (1925-2011) was a practising, ordained Mennonite theologian who spent the majority of his academic career at Harvard University, holding the Mallinckrodt Professor of Divinity chair until his death. Although Kaufman has originally intended to pursue an academic career in mathematics, the events of World War Two pushed … Continue reading Creativity: Gordon Kaufman’s criticism of God the Father

Research Seminars 03/12

Two fantastic research seminars this week: 1) Ehrhardt Seminar: Jessica Keady (Chester) on “The Role of Female Impurity in Rape Culture Discourse: A Gendered Perspective on Genesis 34”. 2 PM in A101. Followed by tea. 2) R&T Seminar: Claire Dwyer (UCL) on “Making Suburban Faith: Design, Material Culture and Popular Creativity in Suburban Faith Communities”. … Continue reading Research Seminars 03/12

Weekly Research Seminars 19/11

This Thursday (19/11) our research seminars often two more fascinating papers. In the Ehrhardt Seminar in Biblical Studies, Stefania Slivestri (Manchester) will be talking about “The Medieval Hebrew Bible from Sepharad: Production and Patronage”. The seminar meets in Samuel Alexander A101 at 14:00, and will be followed by tea and biscuits. The Religions and Theology seminar at 16:00, … Continue reading Weekly Research Seminars 19/11

CFP: ‘The Other Within’ – The Hebrew and Jewish Collections of the JRUL

‘The Other Within’ – The Hebrew and Jewish Collections of The John Rylands Library Monday 27–Wednesday 29 June 2016 at The John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH The John Rylands Research Institute invites paper proposals for its upcoming 2016 conference on the Hebrew and Jewish collections of The John Rylands Library. The John … Continue reading CFP: ‘The Other Within’ – The Hebrew and Jewish Collections of the JRUL

Doing what comes postnaturally: thinking theologically about right and climate change – Peter Manley Scott

Each fortnight the blog will publish a condensed version of a paper given at our departmental research seminar. Here, Professor Peter Scott discusses theology, climate change, and the postnatural. In the discussion of climate change, whether or not the climate is changing—and whether the source of that change is human activity—and what the consequences of any … Continue reading Doing what comes postnaturally: thinking theologically about right and climate change – Peter Manley Scott