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30 minute lecture plus anonymous Q&A in the chat (audience neither seen or heard). Every Tuesday 4.00pm-4.50pm. Please email trs@chester.ac.uk for the link to the series, giving name and address of your school. 

If you make use of these lectures, please do mention them on Twitter, tagging us @TRSChester and using the hashtag #AlevelRSWebinar.

20th April The ethics of allocating health care in a pandemic: Kantian, utilitarian, and Christian approaches - Prof David Clough

David teaches Christian theology and ethics and is a leading international scholar on Christianity and animals. He founded CreatureKind and DefaultVeg to work for practical changes in the consumption of animals.

The ethics of allocating health care in a pandemic: Kantian, utilitarian, and Christian approaches - Webinar recording 

27th April Did Jesus rise from the dead? - Prof Paul Middleton

Paul is Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity. He specialises in martyrdom and violence in the ancient and modern world.

Did Jesus rise from the dead? - Webinar recording 

4th May Is Liberation Theology just for Christians? - Dr Alana Vincent

Alana is Associate Professor of Jewish Philosophy, Religion and Imagination. She specialises in modern Jewish philosophy.

Is Liberation Theology just for Christians? - Webinar recording

11th May “It’s wrong so don’t do it!” – An Introduction to Metaethics - Dr Dhivan Jones

Dhivan teaches philosophy, Buddhism and Hinduism. He researches early Buddhist philosophy. He also leads Buddhist meditation retreats.

“It’s wrong so don’t do it!” – An Introduction to Metaethics - Webinar recording

18th May Is Bonhoeffer’s theology relevant today? - Dr Ben Fulford

Ben is Senior Lecturer in Systematic Theology and specialises in modern and historical Christian Theology.

Is Bonhoeffer’s theology relevant today? - Webinar recording

25th May Symbol, metaphor and story in religious language - Dr Ben Fulford

Ben is Senior Lecturer in Systematic Theology and specialises in modern and historical Christian Theology.

Symbol, metaphor and story in religious language - Webinar recording

1st June Is God male? - Dr Alana Vincent

Alana is Associate Professor of Jewish Philosophy, Religion and Imagination. She specialises in modern Jewish philosophy.

Is God male? - Webinar recording

8th June The Qur’an as a Source of Religious Authority - Dr Amin El Yousfi

Amin is an anthropologist who researches the intersection of Islam and politics. He is currently a Research Associate exploring the interpretation of the Qur’an in the UK.

The Qur’an as a Source of Religious Authority - Webinar recording

15th June Is Mindfulness Buddhist? - Dr Wendy Dossett

Wendy is Associate Professor of Religious Studies. She specialises in Buddhism, Religious Education, RS methodology, and spirituality and health. She is an A level examiner and textbook writer.

Is Mindfulness Buddhist? - Webinar recording

22nd June “There has never been only one form of family” (Rosemary Radford Ruether): Christianity, Religious Change, and the Family - Dr Dawn Llewellyn

Dawn is Senior Lecturer in Christian Studies and teaches Religious Studies, Sociology of Religion, and Religion and Gender. She is a qualitative researcher, focusing on gender and contemporary Christianity.

“There has never been only one form of family” (Rosemary Radford Ruether): Christianity, Religious Change, and the Family - Webinar recording

29th June Islam and Secularism - Dr Caroline Tee

Caroline is Senior Lecturer in Islamic Studies and is an anthropologist of religion focusing on Islam in contemporary Turkey.

Islam and Secularism - Webinar recording

6th July Is there a Cosmic Designer? - Dr Steve Knowles

Steve is Senior Lecturer in Religion and Popular Culture. He specialises in contemporary apocalyptic ideologies.

Is there a Cosmic Designer? - Webinar recording