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Particular foci for recent research include interdisciplinary research on identity, territoriality and bodies (living and dead); the nature and role of religious belief and practice (especially through magic); and study of the reception of biblical texts among non-literate contemporary communities, in Jewish post-holocaust readings, and in contemporary environmental ethics. It also includes philological work on Jewish, Christian and Islamic artefacts from the early Christian and Islamic periods. Research students are currently working on a range of projects in these areas.

See our individual staff entries for details of staff members' research interests and individual projects.

Centre for Biblical Studies

Founded in 2008, the Centre for Biblical Studies provides a focus for a range of research activity and research projects in this field. There are a number of research projects currently underway, and new projects always under development. The activities of the Centre also include research seminars, hosting academic visitors and public lectures, an informal biblical studies seminar for staff and postgraduates, and an MA programme in Biblical Studies.

Research seminars

The Centre for Biblical Studies holds regular research seminars and occasional workshops.

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Postgraduate study

Find out about our qualifications in Biblical Studies.


Centre for Biblical Studies staff write, edit and contribute to a wide range of publications

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