Autumn study week now wholly online

The study week in early September for the next modules: Theology and the Arts and Dissertation will now be wholly online in order to avoid bringing participants from across the UK and the world for just a few days with the current pandemic very much a live issue into the autumn. Full details are at: Study … Read more

New book by MLitt alumnus – Sean McGever

Dr Sean McGever (MLitt, 2013) has recently published Born Again: The Evangelical Theology of Conversion in John Wesley and George Whitefield. Sean argues that the gospel message is simple but not simplistic. In this theological account of conversion, he explores how learning the gospel and its implications is a lifelong process, and reflects on the view … Read more

New issue of B&CW online journal

The second issue our new open-access online journal ‘Bible and the Contemporary World’ is now available. Contents Andreas Klasen, ‘Modern Franciscan Leadership’ Victoria John-Wawa, ‘The Contemporary Relevance of Jesus’s Messages to the Churches in Asia’ C. David Baker, ‘The Word and Words’ A review, by William Hyland, of ‘The Book of Revelation and the Church … Read more

Forthcoming modules are announced for 2020-21 and now 2021-2022

Modules for September 2020, January 20201 and now September 2021 and January 2022 are advertised on the University’s admissions portal. Check them out here. This lets you see what your whole programme of study could be if you start on 31 August 2020 or 18 January 2021. Applications for entry in September 2020 are open until … Read more

New book by MLitt alumnus

Daniel Rentfro jr (MLitt, 2016) has published The Law of Freedom: Justice and Mercy in the Practice of Law.  Daniel examines the legal and theological roots of the concept of equity, and the implications that the diminishment of equity as a legal concept has for the moral dilemmas faced by the practicing lawyer. Meditating on … Read more

Online journal launched

We took the occasion of the 2019 reunion of distance learning alumni to launch our new open-access online journal that will provide programme graduates with a publication option for their dissertations and module papers. Titled “Bible and the Contemporary World,” the journal is the official publication of the MLitt “Bible and the Contemporary World” programme at … Read more

New book by MLitt alumnus

Fr. Morkos Fakhry (MLitt, 2018) has published The Book of Revelation and the Church of Alexandria with Eastern Christian Publications, Fairfax, Virginia, USA.  Building on his MLitt dissertation, Fr. Morkos offers a theological examination of the Book of Revelation in the liturgy and traditions of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria. We congratulate Fr. Morkos on … Read more

Reunion 2019 – distance learners

Friday 30 August 2019 – Sunday 1 September 2019. Following a highly successful reunion in 2014 we are planning a similar event this year. Provisional Programme Friday evening 30 August 2019 Meal together at a local restaurant followed by socialising in one of the town’s hostelries. Saturday 31 August 2019 ‘How I have used my … Read more

Honorary Research Assistant Scheme

The School has commenced a scheme of Honorary Research Assistants (HRAs) appointed to engage in research in biblical studies and theology, in relation to other disciplines in the arts, humanities and social sciences, towards the pursuit of defined projects relevant to the mission of the Bible and the Contemporary World programme. This mission is currently … Read more