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Professor Paul Vallely's inaugural lecture ‘How Pope Francis will change Catholic Social Teaching’ took place on 1st May.

Professor Fabrizio M Ferrari’s latest volume:Religion, Devotion and Medicine in North India. The Healing Power of Śītalā. Bloomsbury 2014

Dean of Islamic Studies from University of Baghdad visited TRS Chester

Professor David Clough gives a public lecture at Guildford Cathedral

Professor Scharbrodt speaks at the Literary and Debate Society at the National University of Ireland Galway

Professor David Clough addresses mining industry and church leaders at Lambeth Palace

A new Chair in Religion and Public Life

Chester Theological Society 2014-15 programme now available

Chester appoints its first Professor of Islamic Studies

David Clough elected as President of the Society for the Study of Christian Ethics

Robert Evans champions Gadamer's hermeneutics in new monograph

Professor Rowan Williams Inaugural Lecture

Women's career progression in TRS

Matthew Henry: The Bible, Prayer, and Piety

New AHRC Religion and Public Policy Network Project

Middleton urges Church of Scotland to rethink position on assisted dying

Busy Summer for Biblical Studies

Students explore religious life in Bangalore

Recovery from Addiction: Bridging the Gap between Policy and Practice report

Chester Academic to advise Civil Servants on ‘the place of God in government’

Prof Elaine Graham to be appointed as Canon Theologian of Chester Cathedral

New co-edited volume for Professor Ferrari

Dr Alana Vincent’s latest volume

Dr Steve Knowles announced as Plenary Speaker at prestigious Costa Rican conference

Members of TRS take their research to Baltimore this coming November

Professor Fabrizio Ferrari wins prestigious book prize

Conference explores the connection between Buddhism and human flourishing

Missio Dei? Evangelicalism and the New Politics Conference June 2014

Inaugural lecture argues against intensive farming

2014 Guardian University Guide puts Chester TRS top for course satisfaction

Risk and Rapture: Apocalyptic Imagination in Late Modernity

Bible, Critical Theory and Reception Seminar (BCTRS)

Residents and students learn together about the Dead Sea Scrolls

MA Symposium


 TRS in the Media



Professor Elaine Graham appeared on BBC Radio 4’s “Beyond Belief”, speaking about Artificial Intelligence on Monday April 6th 2015.

Dr Wendy Dossett explores the language of Higher Power in 12-step recovery from substance use disorders on Things Unseen 20th March 2015.

On Sunday 15th February, Professor David Clough participated in a discussion on BBC Radio Ulster’s ‘Sunday Sequence’ programme, discussing the philosopher Peter Singer’s positions on animal ethics and infanticide. The programme is available to listen online.

On December 3rd 2014 Professor Elaine Graham visited the Radboud Universiteit in Nijmegen as a guest of the Soeterbeeck Programme. The topic of her lecture was ‘Beyond Hope: Constructing a Public Ethic of Discernment, Realism and Imagination.’

Dr Alana Vincent explores the ways Orthodox Judaism relates to secular technology around the concept of the ‘kosher mobile phone’. Digital Human BBC Radio 4  17th November 2014.

Religious Studies Project: ‘Religion and Literature’ an interview with Dr Alana Vincent

Religious Studies Project: Narrative and reflexivity in the Study of Religion – a round-table discussion with Prof Elaine Graham, Dr Wendy Dossett, Dr Dawn Llewellyn, Dr Alana Vincent and Ethan Quillen.

"Religion and Addiction", Beyond Belief, BBC Radio 4 - 18th March 2013


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