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Why Study Theology with Alison Milbank and Tom O'Loughlin

Joe Scales – and undergraduate in the department – asks two of his teachers why they study theology. There are as many definitions of theology as there are theologians – and here…

From  Simon Barnett on October 10th, 2016 0 likes 5 plays 0  

Theologians in Conversation; Religious Literacy

Joe Scales – and undergraduate in the department – asks two of his teachers why they consider it so important for people in general (not just a few experts) to have a basic religious…

From  Simon Barnett on October 10th, 2016 0 likes 2 plays 0  

The Firth Post-Graduate Seminar 2016

The Firth Lectures take place every other year in the University of Nottingham, and it is the custom to ask the lecturer to conduct a post-graduate seminar on some aspect of her/his work. In 2016 the…

From  Simon Barnett on September 12th, 2016 0 likes 22 plays 0  

Theologians in Conversation; What do you enjoy about teaching theology?

Dr Alison Milbank and Professor Tom O'Loughlin talk with Joe Scales, an undergraduate student in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, about the enjoyment they get from teaching…

From  Simon Barnett on January 13th, 2016 0 likes 8 plays 0  

Theologians in Conversation; The Analogy of Being

In their latest conversation, Dr Simon Oliver and Professor John Milbank discuss the Analogy of Being. Starting with the works of Thomas Aquinas, the 13th Century theologian and the use of language…

From  Simon Barnett on March 31st, 2015 0 likes 13 plays 0  

Why Study The Gift Pt 2 with John Milbank

In the second of their 2 part discussion, Professor John MIlbank and Dr Simon Oliver continue to look at the notion of 'the Gift'. Picking up with the idea that a purified gift, given one…

From  Simon Barnett on March 26th, 2015 0 likes 9 plays 0  

Why Study the Gift with John Milbank

In the first of a 2 part discussion, Professor John MIlbank and Dr Simon Oliver introduce the notion of 'the Gift'. Beginning with the French Anthropologist, Marcel Mauss (1872 - 1950) they…

From  Simon Barnett on January 30th, 2015 0 likes 245 plays 0  

Sacred Calendars; Rogationtide with Alison Milbank

Rogationtide is the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday before Ascension Thursday: it was, and to some extent still is, a time when God’s blessing was asked upon the springtime and the work in the…

From  Simon Barnett on September 10th, 2014 0 likes 4 plays 0  

Sacred Calendars; Plough Sunday with Alison Milbank

In a world where we think of work as being a Monday to Friday affair, where food comes from a shop, and where ‘work’ and ‘religion’ belong in separate compartments, a festival…

From  Simon Barnett on September 10th, 2014 0 likes 6 plays 0  

The Hobbit - an unexpected theological journey

As the latest Warner Bros fantasy blockbuster, The Hobbit, hits the cinema screens, Dr Alison Milbank of the University's Department of Theology and Religious Studies, offers her insights into…

From  Emma Rayner on March 3rd, 2014 0 likes 993 plays 0