The Department of Theology & Religious Studies stands out for its broad range of research on religion in all its aspects. It draws on the expertise of a community of outstanding researchers in the humanities and social sciences who investigate religious traditions from around the world in their specific cultural and historical contexts.
The Department’s research programme advocates a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of religion through its research centres and the shared thematic interests that bind together its many research projects. Its key fields of research include the interfaces between text, context and material culture; arts and the sacred; religious and ethnic diversity; religion and politics; life writing; and spirituality and the body.
Committed to impactful research beyond academia and to promoting the values of a civic university, TRS maintains an outward-facing research profile through its cultural engagements, contributions to society, and study of religious innovations.
Professor of Christianity & the Arts
Reader in Christian Theology
Professor of the History of Theology (with specialism in Patristics)
Senior Lecturer in Political Science and Religion
Reader in Sociology of Religion, Head of Department
Reader in Social Anthropology
Professor of Philosophy
Reader in Philosophy
Senior Lecturer in Religion and the Arts
Reader in Historical and Philosophical Theology
Professor of New Testament Studies
Reader in New Testament Studies
Samuel Davidson Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
Senior Lecturer in Hebrew Bible / Old Testament
Professor of Christian Origins and Second Temple Judaism
Senior Lecturer in Patristics
Lecturer in the History of Early Modern Christianity
Lecturer in the History of Christianity in Britain
Professor of Buddhist Studies
Research Associate in Thai Meditation Texts
Research Fellow in Chinese Buddhism
Research Associate in Abhidhamma Meditation
Senior Research Fellow in Buddhist Studies
Reader in the Study of Islam & the Muslim World
Lecturer in Islamic Studies
Teaching Fellow in Jewish Studies
Reader in Jewish Studies
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