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Ibn Taymiyya and Benefit (maslaha): 5. Wise Purpose in God’s Acts, 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 his dynamic view of…

From  Simon Barnett 6 Months ago 0 likes 1 views 0  

Ibn Taymiyya and Benefit (maslaha): 2 . The Aims of 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 viewed the concepts…

From  Simon Barnett 6 Months ago 0 likes 3 views 0  

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…

From  Simon Barnett 11 Months ago 0 likes 5 views 0  

Firth Seminar 2018 - Professor John Barclay

Every two years the University of Nottingham appoints an eminent theologian to deliver the Firth Lectures which comprise of two public lectures (since 2012 these are available on YouTube) and a…

From  Simon Barnett A year ago 0 likes 4 views 0  

Firth Lecture 2018 Part 2 - Professor John Barclay

In this video, John Barclay, the Firth Lecturer for 2018, presented a fresh reading of grace and gift in Paul's theology – and especially what is found in 2 Corinthians. This shows us that…

From  Simon Barnett A year ago 0 likes 2 views 0  

Firth Lecture 2018 Part 1 - Professor John Barclay

In his book, Paul and the Gift (2015) John Barclay presented a fresh reading of grace and gift in Paul's theology, studying it in view of ancient notions of ‘gift’ and shining new…

From  Simon Barnett A year ago 0 likes 8 views 0  

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…

From  Simon Barnett 2 Years ago 0 likes 6 views 0  

There are at least two trillion galaxies in the universe, ten times more than previously thought

Astronomers have long sought to determine how many galaxies there are in the universe. This is a fundamental question that we have only been able to address with any certainty due to new scientific…

From  Emma Rayner 2 Years ago 0 likes 311 views 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 2 Years ago 0 likes 3 views 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 3 Years ago 0 likes 2 views 0  

Sacred Calendars; The Jewish Year - an overview with Mendy Lent

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. Here Rabbi Mendy Lent introduces the…

From  Simon Barnett 3 Years ago 0 likes 5 views 0  

Why Study Plutarch with Judith Mossman

Plutarch (A.D. 46 – after 120), from Chaeronea in Boeotia, was one of the most prolific Greek writers of antiquity and his work is exactly contemporaneous with the period of the earliest…

From  Simon Barnett 3 Years ago 0 likes 11 views 0  

#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.

From  Simon Barnett 3 Years ago 0 likes 7 views 0  

Basic Beliefs of Islam

Dr Musharraf Hussain introduces the basic beliefs of Islam and explores the belief iman with Dr Jon Hoover. This is the first in a series of videos examining Muslim belief in God, Angels, Books,…

From  Simon Barnett 3 Years ago 0 likes 9 views 0  

Basic Beliefs of Islam - Prophets

Dr Musharraf Hussain speaks about Islamic belief in Prophets with Dr Jon Hoover. Dr Hussain defines the role of the Prophets, distinguishes between a prophet (nabi) and a messenger (rasul), explains…

From  Simon Barnett 3 Years ago 0 likes 9 views 0  

Basic Beliefs of Islam - Predestination

Dr Musharraf Hussain discusses Islamic belief in predestination with Dr Jon Hoover, exploring God's all-knowing creation of all things, the relation between human free choice and God's…

From  Simon Barnett 3 Years ago 0 likes 21 views 0  

Basic Beliefs of Islam - Last Day; part 2

In the second of two videos, Dr Musharraf Hussain speaks about sin and intercession in Islamic belief with Dr Jon Hoover. The discussion takes up the questions of major and minor sins, God's…

From  Simon Barnett 3 Years ago 0 likes 2 views 0  

Basic Beliefs of Islam - Last Day; part 1

In the first of two videos, Dr Musharraf Hussain discusses Islamic belief in the Last Day with Dr Jon Hoover. Dr Hussain traces the events of the Last Day from human death to the grave and on to the…

From  Simon Barnett 3 Years ago 0 likes 5 views 0  

Basic Beliefs of Islam - God

Dr Musharraf Hussain, speaks about Islamic belief in God with Dr Jon Hoover. They discuss the relationships between the one God and His many attributes and between God's mercy and God's…

From  Simon Barnett 3 Years ago 0 likes 4 views 0  

Basic Beliefs of Islam - Books

Dr Musharraf Hussain, talks about the Islamic belief in Books with Dr Jon Hoover. The Books are revelations given to prophets, especially the Qur'an. The discussion extends to the verses of the…

From  Simon Barnett 3 Years ago 0 likes 9 views 0  

Basic Beliefs of Islam - Angels

Dr Musharraf Hussain, speaks with Dr Jon Hoover about the Islamic belief in angels, God's agents through which He rules the world. The conversation extends to Gabriel, the angel of revelation,…

From  Simon Barnett 3 Years ago 0 likes 14 views 0  

Why Study Salvation History with Roland Deines

Professor Roland Deines looks at the notion of ‘salvation history’ (Heilsgeschichte) as a theme in theology that can be found throughout the bible. It is the notion that humanity stands…

From  Simon Barnett 4 Years ago 0 likes 43 views 0  

Sacred Calendars; Muharam

Dr Musharraf Hussain, the Chief Imam in the Karimia Institute in Nottingham, describes the significance of the first month of the Islamic Year: Muharam. During it Moslems remember the migration of…

From  Simon Barnett 4 Years ago 0 likes 4 views 0  

Taking tissue regeneration beyond the state-of-the-art

Scientists at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus have begun the search for a new class of injectable materials that will stimulate stem cells to regenerate damaged tissue in degenerative…

From  Digital Communications 5 Years ago 0 likes 14 views 0