Monthly Archives: June 2012

Thomas Traherne Studies and Their Future Directions/Future Directions for Traherne Studies

Friday, December 14 – Saturday, December 15 Selwyn College , Cambridge University Thomas Traherne (c.1637-1674) was a polymath with a distinctive theological vision. He wrote extensively, but remains a relatively obscure figure in seventeenth-century studies.  Traditionally misunderstood as a figure somewhat out of his time, he is frequently considered within the contexts of medieval mysticism […]

On “Why young people are becoming secular” by Rui Dai (HuffPost)

I don’t ascribe to many of mainstream Christianity’s doctrines and beliefs, such as taking the Bible at its word or believing that Christianity is the only true religion. - Rui Dai, “Why Young People are Becoming Secular” While these are (sadly) very popular positions they are hardly in the “mainstream” of historic (or even modern) Christianity. […]

Found: Origen’s Homilies on the Psalms

In the context of the ongoing cataloguing project of the BSB’s Greek manuscripts from the collection previously owned by Johann Jakob Fugger, a spectacular discovery has been made. While cataloguing a twelfth-century manuscript, philologist Marina Molin Pradel was able to identify numerous passages from the original Greek version of the homilies on the Psalms by […]

CFP: Birkbeck Early Modern Society’s 6th Student Conference ‘Science, Magic and Religion’

The Birkbeck Early Modern Society’s 6th Student Conference ‘Science, Magic and Religion’ Keynote speaker: Emeritus Professor Michael Hunter Saturday 22 September 2012, 10.00-16.30 Call for Papers The Birkbeck Early Modern Society is pleased to announce its 6th annual student conference on the theme of ‘Science, Magic and Religion in the Early Modern Period’. This event […]