A new book has been published and made freely available online: Poverty in the Early Church and Today (London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2018), edited by Prof Steve Walton and Dr Hannah Swithinbank. Prof Walton writes:
I’m very pleased to announce that the wonderful people at Bloomsbury T&T Clark have agreed with the website Knowledge Unlatched to make Poverty in the Early Church and Today: A Conversation, the book which Hannah Swithinbank and I edited available online for free. We’re delighted, as we were keen to make the book freely accessible to people in the developing world—but our publishers have gone one better in making it freely available to anyone. For more about the book, see here and here. The download is available from here. You may need to register on the Knowledge Unlimited website to access it, but that is free and has no future obligations.
TRS-UK (the umbrella organisation for all UK Departments of Theology & Religious Studies and the relevant subject associations) is very grateful for the recent British Academy report on ‘Theology and Religious Studies Provision in UK Higher Education‘ [download here], despite its sobering statistics. The study of religion(s) and theology is one of the most intellectually vibrant and socially relevant areas of University study, and is thriving at the level of research and public impact, in both quality and scale. At undergraduate level, recruitment is challenging, but the British Academy report was, for practical reasons, unable to pick up all those studying the subject within other degree programmes. There is, in fact, a notable increase in students studying religion and theology within other (or interdisciplinary) degrees.
Booking for the 2019 British New Testament
Conference at Liverpool Hope University is now open. The Conference will begin
on Thursday 5 September (registration from 3 pm; drinks reception 5.30 pm) and
end with lunch on Saturday 7 September (lunch is at 12.45 pm).
You can register for the Conference via Liverpool
Hope’s online store here. Booking is open until 5 August, but Early
Bird rates are available only until 31 May: £190 en-suite room; £175
room with shared facilities; £115 non-residential. On 1 June all the rates will
rise by £20.