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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.

From  Simon Barnett on July 31st, 2018 0 likes 5 plays 0  

What is a Gospel with Sara Parks

Prof. Thomas O’Loughlin discusses with Dr Sara Parks the origins of the Christian notion of a ‘gospel’ and how it moved from being a political notion in the Roman Empire, to being a…

From  Simon Barnett on July 31st, 2018 0 likes 1 plays 0  

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…

From  Simon Barnett on July 31st, 2018 0 likes 2 plays 0  

How to get a job with a charity

Sarah Hancock, philosophy and theology alumna, works for The Challenge. She gives advice on how you can stand out in the recruitment process, the skills charities look for and the evidence that you…

From  Jackie Thompson on March 8th, 2018 0 likes 46 plays 0  

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  

Theologians in Conversation; Irish Reformation

For over forty years the question of why the Reformation did not gain significant traction in Ireland in the sixteenth century has fascinated historians. In this video Prof. Alan Ford introduces the…

From  Simon Barnett on October 10th, 2016 0 likes 1 plays 0  

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…

From  Simon Barnett on September 26th, 2016 0 likes 7 plays 0  

Objects of Belief; An Esther Scroll with Rabbi Mendy Lent

Rabbi Mendy Lent discusses with Prof. Tom O’Loughlin a precious item found in many Jewish homes: a copy of the biblical Book of Esther in its original form as a scroll. Mendy Lent gives an…

From  Simon Barnett on September 20th, 2016 0 likes 2 plays 0  

Sacred Calendars; Shavuot with Rabbi Mendy Lent

Rabbi Mendy Lent explains the significance of attached to the festival of Shavuot which takes place 50 days after the celebration of Passover. It was this celebration which was continued by the early…

From  Simon Barnett on September 20th, 2016 0 likes 3 plays 0  

Sacred Calendars; Purim with Rabbi Mendy Lent

Rabbi Mendy Lent tells the story behind the festival of Purim when Jews still celebrate their deliverance at the time of Queen Esther – as found in the Book of Esther in the bible

From  Simon Barnett on September 20th, 2016 0 likes 1 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  

Why Study Phenomenology and The Turn to Religion

Conor Cunningham introduces the work of the French philosopher Michel Henry (1922-2002) and the contribution that he made to theology. Henry’s work, he argues, can be seen as an attempt to draw…

From  Simon Barnett on June 22nd, 2016 0 likes 2 plays 0  

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…

From  Simon Barnett on June 16th, 2016 0 likes 4 plays 0  

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…

From  Simon Barnett on June 16th, 2016 0 likes 2 plays 0  

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.

From  acznc on December 18th, 2015 0 likes 268 plays 0  

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…

From  Simon Barnett on November 2nd, 2015 0 likes 16 plays 0  

Why Study Philosphical Morranos with Agata Bielik-Robson

Agata Bielik-Robson, Professor of Jewish Studies, uses the term ‘philosophical Marranos’ of a group of moderns thinkers, such as Levinas and Derrida, whose common Judaism may be a key to…

From  Simon Barnett on October 19th, 2015 0 likes 11 plays 0  

Why Study Lurianic Kabbalah with Agata Beilik-Robson

Agata Bielik-Robson, Professor of Jewish Studies, looks at the tradition of speculation that can be traced by to Rabbi Isaac Luria (1534-72) – and especially the notion of 'tsimtsum'…

From  Simon Barnett on October 19th, 2015 0 likes 15 plays 0  

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…

From  Simon Barnett on October 19th, 2015 0 likes 10 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 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…

From  Simon Barnett on March 31st, 2015 0 likes 9 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 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…

From  Simon Barnett on February 13th, 2015 0 likes 8 plays 0  

The Philosophy of Time Using Art History

A short video of Jonathan Tallant discussing his recent work looking at the philosophy of time using art history.

From  Digital Communications on February 2nd, 2015 0 likes 114 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 247 plays 0  

Theologians in Conversation; Love and Death with Philip Goodchild

In all human quests for understanding - be they religious, theological, philosophical, or literary - the intertwined themes of love and death keep returning to challenge us. It is an endless…

From  Simon Barnett on September 19th, 2014 0 likes 21 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  

Introduction to Philosophy module 'Advanced Logic' by Mark Jago

Introduction to the Philosophy module 'Advanced Logic' by Dr Mark Jago. Part of the Philosophy 'Module in a Minute' series.

From  acznc on September 10th, 2014 0 likes 172 plays 0  

Introduction to Philosophy module 'Being Becoming and Reality' by Jonathan Tallant

Introduction to the Philosophy module 'Being Becoming and Reality' by Dr Jonathan Tallant. Part of the Philosophy 'Module in a Minute' series.

From  acznc on September 10th, 2014 0 likes 129 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  

Why does the Bible matter? Philip Goodchild

Prof Philip Goodchild, from the perspective of ethics and philosophy

From  aczmb on September 9th, 2014 0 likes 23 plays 0  

Introduction to the module 'Merleau-Ponty' by Dr Komarine Romdenh-Romluc

An introduction to the Philosophy module 'Merleau-Ponty' by Dr Komarine Romdenh-Romluc.

From  acznc on August 8th, 2014 0 likes 87 plays 0  

Introduction to the module 'History of Western Philosophy' by Dr Andrew Fisher

An introduction to the Philosophy module 'History of Western Philosophy' by Dr Andrew Fisher.

From  acznc on August 8th, 2014 0 likes 115 plays 0  

Introduction to the module 'Environmental Ethics' by Dr Neil Sinclair

An Introduction to the Philosophy module 'Environmental Ethics' by Dr Neil Sinclair.

From  acznc on August 8th, 2014 0 likes 75 plays 0  

Introduction to the module Philosophy of Mind by Dr Mark Jago

An introduction to the Philosophy module Philosophy of Mind by Dr Mark Jago.

From  acznc on July 31st, 2014 0 likes 40 plays 0  

Introduction to the module Feminist Philosophy by Dr Komarine Romdenh-Romluc

An introduction to the Philosophy module Feminist Philosophy by Dr Komarine Romdenh-Romluc,

From  acznc on July 31st, 2014 0 likes 119 plays 0  

Introduction to the module Communicating Philosophy by Jonathan Tallant

An introduction to the Philosophy module Communicating Philosophy by Jonathan Tallant

From  acznc on July 31st, 2014 0 likes 223 plays 0  

Introduction to the module Metaethics by Andrew Fisher

An introduction to the Philosophy module Metaethics by Dr Andrew Fisher.

From  acznc on July 31st, 2014 0 likes 179 plays 0  

Faculty of Arts: research and tutorial spaces

Faculty of Arts researchers talk about their research and the spaces in which it takes place for both staff and students.

From  Helen Frost on July 16th, 2014 0 likes 96 plays 0  

Joshua Heyes - BA Theology and Philosophy

Joshua talks about the life skills which he has acquired from his degree.

From  Digital Communications on June 13th, 2013 0 likes 158 plays 0  

Jonathan Williams - BA Philosophy

Jonathan talks about the different activities organised by the philosophy society.

From  Digital Communications on June 13th, 2013 0 likes 170 plays 0