By Dr Valerie Hobbs. Valerie is Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the University of Sheffield. Her book, An Introduction to Religious Language, will be published by Bloomsbury in January, 2021. Guest blogs are invited to stimulate thought and comment.
By Dr Trevor Laurence. Trevor is a Research Associate of the CSBV, and Executive Director of the Cateclesia Institute.This blog post was first published on the Cateclesia blog on June 24th 2020, and is here reproduced by kind permission. The
In the second in her occasional series on interpretation of biblical narratives (you can find the first one here), CSBV director Helen Paynter discusses breakfast, Bathsheba, and the Bible. For breakfast today, I had Weightwatchers banana pancakes served with coconut yoghurt, made
Guest blog post by Hannah Kate Capey. Hannah graduated from the University of Bristol in 2019 with a degree in Philosophy and Theology. She is currently undertaking a Masters in Theology and Religious Studies at KU Leuven, Belgium. Hannah has
On 1st June 2020, Donald Trump walked out of the White House accompanied by his entire entourage, including the chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He took a short walk across Lafayette Square, and posed outside the episcopal church
The Christian imagination: Theology and the origins of Race, by Willie James Jennings. London: Yale University Press, 2010. Review by Sara Améstegui Deik. Sara is undertaking doctoral research through the CSBV. Her research focuses on how dispensational eschatology influences Palestinian
Sermon on 1 Peter 3:8-22, preached at St Nic’s, Durham, by CSBV Research Associate Brandon Hurlbert, on 7th June 2020, in the midst of the Black Lives Matter protests in the USA and across the world. Sermon transcript is as
Following recent events in Washington, CSBV director Helen Paynter and atheist biblical scholar Katie Edwards decided to put out a joint statement on President Trump’s use of the Bible. An abbreviated version of our article appeared in the Independent online
By R.L. Stollar. Ryan is an advocate for children and abuse survivors and a child liberation theologian. Ryan has an M.H.S. in Child Protection from Nova Southeastern University, an M.A. in Eastern Classics from St. John’s College, and a B.A.
By Matthew Feldman. Professor Feldman is a specialist on fascist ideology and the far-right in Europe and the USA. He has written widely on these subjects, for both academic and general audiences. He has long researched the interaction between politics and