Department of Religion and Theology

  • BS8 1TB

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The department's distinctive research profile is dedicated to excellence in the study of Buddhism and Judaeo-Christian studies. Within these traditions, our work encompasses four areas:

  • First is textual studies: here, our Department focuses on the historical significance and analysis, as well as the editing and translation of, key religious texts such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Book of Esther, Abhidhammatthavibhavini, Genesis, gospel homilies, medieval and Reformation theological texts, contemporary Buddhist sermons (Sinhala) and Tibetan love poetry.
  • Second is philosophical and theological investigation of concepts such as sin, Incarnation, Trinity, meditation, consciousness, and afterlife.
  • Third is the investigation of religious practice as reflected in festivals, funerary rites, monastic life and preaching.
  • Fourth is inter-religious dialogue.

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    Research Output

    (De-)Texturing the Text: The Reception of Second Temple Scripture in the Contemporary English Bible

    Campbell, J., 2020, (In preparation).

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference Paper

  • Brill’s Companion to the Reformation in Geneva

    Balserak, J., 22 Aug 2020, (Accepted/In press) Brill Academic Publishers. (Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition, vol 96)

    Research output: Book/ReportEdited book

  • Calvin, John

    Balserak, J., 1 Aug 2020, (Accepted/In press) Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church. Louth, A. (ed.). 4th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

    Projects

    Student theses

    A Field the Lord hath Blessed: the Person, Works, Life and Polemical Ecclesiology of Richard Field, DD, 1561‐1616

    Author: Wilkins, V., 23 Jan 2019

    Supervisor: Balserak, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    File

    An Examination and Application of Rule Theory for Addressing the Theological Question Regarding the Fate of the Unevangelized: A Reformation Proposal

    Author: Faircloth, K., 23 Jan 2019

    Supervisor: Lomi, B. (Supervisor) & D'Costa, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    File

    A study of the late Madhyamaka doxography

    Author: Nagashima, J., 2002

    Supervisor: Williams, P. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    File

    Prizes

    Bristol University Teaching Awards: University Award for Education

    D'Costa, Gavin G (Recipient), Jun 2018

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • British Association for Jewish Studies Book Prize 2020

    Askin, Lindsey A (Recipient), 15 Jul 2020

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Co-organzing international conference in Jerusalem, Catholics and the Land

    D'Costa, Gavin G (Recipient), 18 Jun 2019

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    Activities

    Seminar Series 2019-2020 on Religion in Cardiff

    Rita E M Langer (Participant)

    19 Feb 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

    Public talk, “Did G-d Really Try to ‘Kill’ Moses (Exodus 4)? Epilepsy in Antiquity”

    Lindsey A Askin (Speaker)

    8 Oct 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic talk, debate, discussion

    'Engaging the dead'

    Rita E M Langer (Participant)

    11 Jan 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk