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Professor Elaine Graham who is the Grosvenor Research Professor of Practical Theology, University of Chester and the Canon Theologian at Chester Cathedral is giving the Didsbury Lectures at Nazarene theological college in Manchester.
Professor David Clough gave a public lecture on 14th October, entitled 'Early Methodists and Other Animals: Animal Welfare as an Evangelical Issue'. This was part of the Chester Theological Society 2015-16 programme, the lecture was sponsored by the Fernley-Hartley Trust .
Dr Dawn Llewellyn and Dr Paul Middleton from the Theology and Religious Studies Department of the University of Chester took part in Radio 4 discussions on last week’s Catholic Synod on the Family, led by Pope Francis.
The Department of Theology and Religious Studies looks forward to our colleague Chris Baker's inaugural lecture as William Temple Professor of Religion and Public Life.
On September 8th 2015 the University was visited by His Eminence the Supreme Primate, Ōtani Koken, 26th Successor of Higashi Honganji-ha and Temple Master of Tokyo Higashi Honganji.
Muslims in Ireland: Past and Present, published by Edinburgh University Press, is the first complete study of the Muslim presence in Ireland. Prof Oliver Scharbrodt and Dr Yafa Shanneik are among the five authors of this study.
Professor David Clough is giving a public lecture at Guildford Cathedral on Thursday 11th November, entitled ‘God’s Deliverance of Animals: Future Belief and Present Challenge’.
The Literary and Debate Society at the National University of Ireland Galway hosted a debate on the question “Is Islam a religion of peace?” to which Prof Scharbrodt was invited to speak.
Professor David Clough was one of two theologians invited to address a meeting of senior executives from major mining companies and church leaders at Lambeth Palace on 7th October, 2014, hosted by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the President of the Methodist Conference.
Dr Chris Baker has been named the William Temple Professor of Religion and Public Life.
In this new volume, one of TRS's biblical studies team, Dr Robert Evans, makes a contribution to current debates about the nature of reception history and its place in contemporary Biblical Studies.
At the September 2014 Annual Conference of the Society for the Study of Christian Ethics, Professor David Clough was elected President for a three year term.
Over the summer, Dr Dawn Llewellyn was invited to take part in a roundtable discussion at the British Sociological Association's Sociology of Religion Study Group annual conference.
On Friday 13th June 2014 Professor Rowan Williams gave his inaugural lecture, ‘The Messiah and the Novelist: Approaches to Jesus in Fiction’ at Chester Cathedral. The former Archbishop of Canterbury was appointed as Gladstone Professor of Literature and Theology at the University in 2011.
In August 2013, students on the Religions in Contemporary India module travelled to Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram (DVK) in Bangalore, India, to participate in a series of lectures and field visits to religious sites around Bangalore.
This summer (14th-16th July), the University of Chester played host to a conference to mark the tercentenary of the death of famous Preacher and Bible Expositor, Matthew Henry (1662-1714), who ministered in Chester for 25 years.
Members of the TRS Chester’s Biblical Studies Team will have no time to put their feet up this summer with a busy schedule of conferences and papers.
Dr Paul Middleton, Senior Lecturer in New Testament and Early Christian History, was a commissioner at the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in May.
Conference Report - University of Chester April 28th-29th 2014
New directions in policy for the treatment of substance misuse have emerged in recent months both from Welsh Government and from Public Health England.