International Network for Music, Spirituality and Wellbeing website launches

The International Network for Music, Spirituality and Wellbeing website has launched! ‘The International Network for Music, Spirituality and Wellbeing embraces the social, personal, spiritual and political aspects of wellbeing. Our mission is to promote wellbeing in individuals, communities, organisations and the environment, through the use of music.’ Read more about their activities here. The network … Continue reading

Book launch: Power-Knowledge in Tabari’s «Histoire» of Islam

Power-Knowledge in Tabari’s «Histoire» of Islam: Politicizing the past in Medieval Islamic Historiography by Amir Moghadam and Terence Lovat will be launched at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford on 22 November 2019. The launch will take place in Talbot Hall, LMH in Norham Gardens at 2 pm. All are welcome! «This is an outstanding work on … Continue reading

Book launch: Orthodoxy and Ecumenism

Photos from the launch: June Boyce-Tillman’s Freedom Song

June Boyce-Tillman’s autobiography, Freedom Song: Faith, Abuse, Music and Spirituality, was launched on 23 January 2019 at the University of Winchester. Read more about her book and series here.  

Call for papers: The Spirituality of the Music of John Tavener

Possible Book Contribution to the Peter Lang book series on Music and Spirituality Call for Chapters: Chief Editor (and series editor) The Rev Professor June Boyce-Tillman. Submissions will be considered by an international peer review panel. Following a number of successful books in the Peter Lang book series on Music and Spirituality, The Rev Professor … Continue reading

History Scotland article about Thomas Chalmers by David C. Jackson

David C. Jackson has published an article in History Scotland about nineteenth-century Scottish theologian Thomas Chalmers, the subject of his newly published book The Pilgrimage and Conversion of Thomas Chalmers: Following His Journey from Anstruther to Glasgow. Please click here to read the article. Dr Jackson’s book follows the life and work of Thomas Chalmers (1780–1847) from … Continue reading

Book launch: The Pilgrimage and Conversion of Thomas Chalmers

The Pilgrimage and Conversion of Thomas Chalmers, by David C. Jackson, will be launched at 3pm on Wednesday 25 April at the University Chapel, Glasgow. Copies of the book will be sold during the event by the academic bookseller John Smith. The full address of the launch venue is Chapel Corridor (South), West Quadrangle, Main … Continue reading

Collective Worship and Religious Observance in Schools published

«An important achievement: ‹important› in addressing increasingly controversial issues, ‹achievement› in bringing legal and education experts together. Since the 1944 Education Act introduced a requirement for daily acts of collective worship in schools, society has become increasingly secular and diverse. How to reconcile such diversity with aspirations of many to maintain a religious perspective? This … Continue reading

On Mysticism, Ontology, and Modernity published

This new study offers a serious and long-overdue examination of the unstable bifurcation between theology and secularity. Rather than understanding these two formative elements of culture to be in a constant state of opposition, the author chooses an alternative path toward their reconciliation. In this way, a constructive relationship is developed between secular and theological … Continue reading

The Wrong Ally published

The Wrong Ally analyses Pakistan’s state sovereignty in the context of state dependence on the US, both during the Cold War era and the War on Terror. This examination becomes all the more important considering that recent contentious issues between Pakistan and the US, such as the US drone strikes, the Kerry–Lugar Bill and the … Continue reading

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