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Religious Studies Seminar overview

Religious Studies Seminar

This fortnightly seminar subdivides into termly seminars for specialists in Islam, Judaism, and the religious traditions of India. Speakers may have premodern or contemporary interests, and may present papers on the basis of a very wide range of intellectual interests and disciplinary traditions. The Seminar Chair is Dr Tim Winter.


Michaelmas Term 2016

This seminar meets on Tuesdays at 2.30 pm in Room 2, Faculty of Divinity.

  • 18 October – ‘Are Muslim and Christian prayers for health and healing effective?’ Professor John Mayberry (Leicester Hospital)
  • 25 October‘The Law for the Chosen People. Monotheism and Ethics and how they are understood in Jewish, Christian and Muslim sources,’ Elena Narinskaya (Spalding Fellow, Clare Hall)
  • 8 November‘Modern Islamic theology: problems and possibilities,’ Professor Oliver Leaman (University of Kentucky)
  • 22 November‘Paradox of Negation or Negation of Paradox? Nāgārjuna between India and China,’ Rafal Stepien (Wolfson College, University of Oxford)