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Ibn Taymiyya and Benefit (maslaha): 3. The Caliphate and the Law, with Dr Jon Hoover

Ibn Taymiyya (d. 1328) was a famous Muslim jurist from Damascus. This video, part of a series on the concept of benefit (maslaha) in Ibn Taymiyya’s thought, explores how he views the caliphate…

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Why Study Sharia and Islamic Law

Dr Ali-reza Bhojani explains the distinction between sharia (what is the right way to live as known within the mind of God), the exposition by jurists – fiqh –of what this is from sources…

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Why Study Moral Rationalism in Islamic Law

Dr Ali-reza Bhojani one of the key questions about morality that confronts theists: is the Good what God commands, or, is what God commands ‘the Good’?

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Why Study Another Finitude

Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) made the theme of finitude, human finitude, central to his philosophy: humans have ‘being towards death.’ In this video Prof. Agata Bielik-Robson challenges…

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Why Do Muslims Believe in Moral Rationalism?

Dr Ali-reza Bhojani introduced the notion that the basis of morality is not simply based in the acts of divine revelation, but is inherent in the moral order that human beings find within themselves.

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Why Study Principles in Liturgy with Tom O'Loughlin

What makes a good liturgy? Many approaches are taken to this question – and it is a question everyone asks, at least implicitly, after every act of participation. In this video Professor Thomas…

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What does a sports consultant do? Richard Watton, alumnus, explains

Richard Watton, who works for The Sports Consultancy in London, talks about his role liaising with cities and sporting bodies to deliver high profile events. He also explores the skills you need and…

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Remembering the Reformation 1517 - 2017

2017 marks the five-hundred anniversary of the beginning of the European Reformation. As part of a series of events to commemorate this event which has done so much to share modern Europe and…

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How do we look back on definitions and divisions in the sixteenth century? with David Gehring

How ever remember the past is related to how we see what is happening in our present. In this video Dr David Gehring – of Nottingham’s Department of History – looks at how our…

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How did the Reformers view their own History? with Alan Ford

The reformers were faced with many challenges, but one that is often forgotten was the need to justify their actions historically. How did it come about that the church needed reform? To what image…

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Theologians in Conversation; How do people perceive the Liturgy?

Kevin McGinnell and Tom O’Loughlin discuss the complexity of how liturgy is perceived / received / celebrated in contemporary multi-ethnic urban Britain. An underlying assumption of most…

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Why Study the Fin de Siècle with Frances Knight

Prof. Frances Knight, an expert on the religious history of the late nineteenth century, examines the religious dimension of the cultural movements we associate with the term ‘Fin de…

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Theologians in Conversation; Liturgical Ordo with Kevin McGinnell

One of the major developments in Christianity in recent years has been the growth of ecumenical approaches to liturgy. Here one of the leaders of those conversations in the English-speaking world,…

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Why Study Oscar Wilde with Frances Knight

Dr Frances Knight explores some of the religious dimensions of the life and works of Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) and in particular his Ballad of Reading Goal and De Profundis. She also examines…

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Why Study the History of Religion with Jeremy Gregory

Professor Jeremy Gregory examines the case that the history of religion is as close as we can get to ‘total history’: looking at all aspects of individuals in societies in the past in the…

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Sacred Calendars;Thanksgiving in the United States of America with Dr Simeon Zahl

Dr Simeon Zahl describes his experience, as an American, of celebrating a relatively modern festival: Thanksgiving in the United States of America.A similar video from the Sacred Calendars…

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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…

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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…

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Why Study The Israelite Identity with Carly Crouch

Identity is an important topic in seeking to understand a religion. It expresses itself in culture, rules about food, marriage, dress, and views of the divine. In this video Dr Carly Crouch looks at…

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Sacred Calendars; The Christian Day with Dr Francisca Rumsey

All religions use time as a central element in the way they celebrate. They have a sacred year – a sequence of festivals arranged in an annual cycle. Most also have a sacred month or a sacred…

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Why Study the Liturgy with Dr Francisca Rumsey

Dr Francisca Rumsey looks at the importance of liturgy in Christianity. She takes her starting point on its importance the fact that human beings are ritual animals. We constantly communicate with…

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Sacred Calendars; The Martyrology with Francisca Rumsey

Dr Francisca Rumsey discusses the book know as the ‘maryrology’ with Prof. Tom O’Loughlin You can find other videos in the Sacred Calendars series here;…

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Why Study Ecclesiastes with Doug Ingram

Dr Doug Ingram and Dr Peter Watts look at one short and enigmatic biblical text: the Book of Ecclesiates – sometimes also called Qoheleth – and at the questions is poses not only to…

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Why Study The Old Testament with Doug Ingram

Dr Doug Ingram and Dr Peter Watts look at the value of studying that diverse library of books that go to make up the Old Testament. This has a value as an exploration of people quite apart from its…

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Theologians in Conversation; Love, Death and Existence

Philip Goodchild, the Professor of Religion and Philosophy, notes that in both our ordinary thinking, and in formal philosophical reflection, that love, death, and existence are connected. He…

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Theologians in Conversation; Living Within Limits

Philip Goodchild, the Professor of Religion and Philosophy, explores the notion that human beings have to come to terms with living within limits if they are to live well. Only when we confront our…

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Why employers recruit Nottingham students

Three employers talk about the quality of students from the University

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Firth Lectures 2016: The Most Reverend Dr Rowan Williams. Imagining Faith; perceptions of religious belief in modern writing

Dr Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, looks at three piece of contemporary fiction to explore how they descibe the religious person and how within those stories there is a portrayal of…

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Why Study The Book of Jonah with Dr Doug Ingram

The Book of Jonah, one of the shortest texts in the Bible, is often seen as a simple short story – and it is this, but it is also something more. The argument of Dr Doug Ingram in this video…

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Why Study Dionysus and the Bacchae with Judith Mossman

Professor Judith Mossman (Dept of Classics, University of Nottingham), and expert on Greek tragedy, introduces one of the most powerful of the plays of Euripides: The Bacchae. This gives us…

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Why Study Disability and Disease with Christina Lee

Dr Christina Lee, Associate Professor of Viking Studies in the School of English, looks at how disability and disease were viewed by Christians during the Middle Ages. She uses evidence that comes…

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#askatheologian; Who was Ibn Taymiyya?

Dr Jon Hoover gives an introduction to Ibn Taymiyya. He was a scholar who lived in Damascus 800 years ago, but is very influential among many Islamic groups today.

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Humanities Building

Overview of the Humanities Building on University Park Campus - home to the Departments of Archaeology, Classics, History of Art, Philosophy and Theology and Religious Studies.

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A-Z of Theology; C is for Creed

Professor Tom O'Loughlin discusses the various meanings of the word 'creed' in Christian discourse. #a2zoftheology

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Why Study Finite Life - A Challenge to Martin Heidegger with Agata Bielik-Robson

Agata Bielik-Robson, Professor of Jewish Studies, looks at the notion of human finitude and offer a challenge to the views of Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) and his notion of ‘being towards…

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Helium Lost in Space

Helium is a non-renewable resource and is essential in supporting research into drug discovery to cure diseases such as Alzheimer’s and at current usage rates will be exhausted by 2050. The…

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Creative Energy Homes

A long-term development of “Creative Energy Homes” on the University of Nottingham campus provides a living test-site to work with the University investigating integration of energy…

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Why Study the Pslams of the Hebrew Bible with Tarah Van De Wiele

Tarah van de Wiele introduces the Psalter of the Hebrew Bible and why it repays study. This ancient collection of hymns and songs has been valued and used in all sorts of settings for over two…

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Why Study The Book of Deuteronomy with Carly Crouch

Dr Carly Crouch introduces the key themes is the Book of Deuteronomy. While we think of it a mainly a collection of laws and legal material, we should not lose sight of its two great themes. First,…

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Theologians in Conversation; The Reims Statement of 2011

Monsignor Kevin McGinnell discusses with Professor Tom O’Loughlin the statement produced by a meeting of liturgists from across a wide spectrum of English-speaking churches knows as the Reims…

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Why Study Schopenhauer and the World with Richard Bell

In the final video discussing Arthur Schopenhauer (1788- 1860), Professor Richard Bell starts this conversation by looking at Schopenhauer's main work "The World, as Will and…

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Why Study Schopenhauer and the Arts with Richard Bell

Prof. Richard Bell introduces the life and thought of Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860). The video gives an account of his epistemology – and how he was influenced by Kant – as a basis for…

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Why Study the 4th Council of the Lateran with Claire Taylor

2015 is the eighth centenary of Lateran IV – often described as the most important western church council between the Council of Nicea (325) and the Reformation. Dr Claire Taylor of the Dept of…

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Why Study Arthur Schopenhauer with Richard Bell

Prof. Richard Bell introduces the life and thought of Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860). The video gives an account of his epistemology – and how he was influenced by Kant – as a basis for…

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Why Study William Temple with Frances Knight

Dr Frances Knight introduces William Temple (1881-1944), Archbishop of Canterbury (1942-44) who has been described as the spiritual father of the Welfare State. A quintessential member of the…

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Why Study the Eucharist in Contemporary Methodism with David Monkton

Dr David Monkton looks at how there has been a renewal of Eucharistic understanding in contemporary Methodism. This has come about from a variety of sources such as a rediscovery of Methodism’s…

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Objects of Belief; The Christian Lamp with Tom O'Loughlin

A small lamp was bought for a few pennies in Roman north Africa. Soon after it was first used, a fault in its manufacture led to its being discarded in a rubbish pit where it remained until uncovered…

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Breathing new life into the yoga experience

A unique new architectural environment for people who practice yoga and meditation is planning to take this ancient discipline into the digital era. ‘ExoBuilding’ is a piece of…

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Zero carbon 'HOUSE' designed and built by students 'comes home'

Design and construct a low cost, zero carbon, family starter home, transport it to Spain, build it, landscape it and open it to the public. That was the challenge faced by a group of students from…

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The Christian Spinoza with Dominic Erdozain

Dr Dominic Erdozain argues that when one studies the words of Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677) in the context of the religious life of seventeenth century Amsterdam and the people with whom he was in…

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Why Study The Death of Jesus in St Paul with Richard Bell

Professor Richard Bell looks at how Paul viewed the significance of the death of Jesus Christ for himself, other Christians, and the whole of creation. Paul took over the notion of the sin-offering…

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Cooking on a budget & making meals tasty with Michelin Star Chef Sat Bains

In this video Sat gives advice on how to shop for food on a budget and what unusual condiments can be used to liven up your meals. Sat Bains is an award winning British Chef best known for his two…

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How Ethical are Biofuels?

Researchers at the University of Nottingham explain how their work on Bio-fuel and it's social impact is a pioneering project in the UK. Assuring sustainable biofuels at the University of…

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