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

Review of Christian Faith in English Church Schools

    Trevor Cooling’s Christian Faith in English Church Schools has been reviewed on the website of Theos, the UK’s leading think tank on religion and society. Please click here to read the review.   Church schools are booming, becoming increasingly popular with parents across the world. However, research shows that teachers face considerable challenges … Continue reading

Trevor Cooling interviewed about Christian Faith in English Church Schools

  Author Trevor Cooling has been interviewed by Beth Green, director of education research at the Canadian thinktank Cardus. Trevor spoke to Beth about his new book Christian Faith in English Church Schools, which investigates a novel approach to Christian education called ‘What If Learning’. To read the interview, please click here. To find out … Continue reading

Religion Revealed

This book is written for a generation curious about religion, largely ignorant of what it actually is and confused by signals about it in the modern world. The argument is, therefore, self-explanatory throughout. The first half explains the historic and worldwide phenomenon of religion in its major manifestations. It also discusses problems with religion. The … Continue reading

British and Catholic?

Since the Reformation, Catholics in Britain have been faced with an outsider status that has often given rise to conflict between their British national and Catholic religious identities. This study examines the ways in which this problematic history is addressed by three twentieth-century British authors: David Jones, Evelyn Waugh and Muriel Spark. Focusing on works … Continue reading

FORTHCOMING LAUNCH EVENT

On Friday 15th February, the Institute of Education at the University of Warwick will be holding a book launch event to celebrate recent publications by their staff members. Among the books to be launched are the first two titles in our Religion, Education and Values series: Teaching Religion, Teaching Truth: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives and … Continue reading

Secular Health and Sacred Belief?

Social exclusion is one of the most significant problems facing individuals with mental illness in contemporary Ireland. In the era of the growing secular medical-industrial complex and its alienating effects, it is important to strengthen confidence in mental health services that promote social inclusion, specifically for stigmatised groups. As mainstream facilities remain attached to a … Continue reading

Evocations of Eloquence: Rhetoric, Literature and Religion in Early Modern France, Essays in Honour of Peter Bayley

Evocations of Eloquence is a collection of essays by leading scholars from France, Great Britain and North America is published in honour of Peter Bayley, former Drapers Professor of French at the University of Cambridge and a leading scholar of early modern France. The volume reflects his scholarly interest in the interface between religion, rhetoric … Continue reading

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