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June 27, 2008

Islam in modern times

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The position of Islamic culture in British society is arguably one of the most difficult issues in the UK.

The University of Warwick offers a taught MA in Islam in Contemporary Societies, which considers some of the difficulties in this area.

Mr Maqsood Ahmed, the government’s senior advisor on Muslim communities, is one of the first students on this programme. Here he talks about his first year on the course.

May 21, 2008

Parish pieties

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The sixth Warwick symposium on parish research, which draws together scholars from across Europe looking at the history of parishes from about the 14th Century, this year considers religious devotion.

February 08, 2007

Religion and public office

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Professor Roger Trigg talks about the relationship between faith, religion and public office. Should we make a clear distintion between public office and private belief?


Should faith be privatised
Why do we struggle to discuss this
Does removing faith leave a moral or ethical vacuum
Can we reconcile tradition and pluralism in society
Does the status of the Church of England weaken the status of other religions
Should we have a register of philosophical interests
Should faith be more vocal on key issues
Does not listening to religious opinion force people into extremism
Do we have a fear of theocratic states
Is this a case of absolutism vs relativism
Is our democracy founded on the authority of God or the People
Can we have a separation between public service and private faith

December 18, 2006

How Angels nearly disappeared from our culture.

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Professor Peter Marshall discusses how the protestant reformation nearly removed Angels from our culture and how they managed to survive into the modern era.


What is an Angel
When were they under threat and why
Did people have a personal relationship with Angels
Did this form part of other purges and the campaign against witchcraft
What about Demons
Removing the Book of Tobit
How did Angels remain in our culture
The role of Angels and the Deathbed
Ghosts and fairies
Were there differences between forms of protestant reformation and between nations
The modern Angel

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