Posts Tagged ‘Diarmaid MacCulloch’

We need more theologians to make sense of the world today

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Students are losing faith in religious higher education, so the evidence suggests. Earlier this year a prime specialist theology and philosophy institution in the UK, Heythrop College, closed its doors after 400 years of teaching. Founded in 1614 by the Society of Jesus, and part of the University of London since 1970, Heythrop had a mission Read more

NZ Festival – So what is the point of religion exactly?

Friday, March 14th, 2014

As part of the New Zealand festival last Saturday’s third Embassy session was a public conversation between Diarmaid MacCulloch  Professor of the History of the Church at Oxford University and the award-winning author of A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years, and  Peter Biggs, the chair of the New Zealand Book Council, “Having Faith in 21 Century.  In his review Listener columnist Read more

The Church needs to change argues Oxford University professor

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

In an frank interview in the Guardian, Diarmaid MacCulloch, a professor of the history of the Church at the University of Oxford, suggests just about every day we listen to the radio, watch TV or read the newspaper we are seeing evidence of a Church that needs change. He says, we see almost daily, evidence that Read more

Top church historian sees Catholic schism ahead

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Influential church historian Diarmaid MacCulloch said he believes Christianity faces a bright future, but predicted the Roman Catholic Church will undergo a major schism over its moral and social teaching. “Christianity, the world’s largest religion, is rapidly expanding — by all indications, its future is very bright,” said MacCulloch, 60, professor of church history at Read more

Silence is great – so why are churches noisy?

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

In the Gifford Lectures given last month, Diarmaid MacCulloch, professor of the history of the church at Oxford University, reflected on the notion of silence. Mark Vernon considers that “The lectures present a lively history of silence in the church, and left me with a clear sense that this is a history that affects us all Read more