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Janette Gray PhD Scholarship 2021

Supporting the education and leadership of women in theology
This scholarship provides both a Research Fee Scholarship and Research Stipend Scholarship for up to three years, covering tuition fees (approximately $18,000 per annum) and a living allowance (approximately $28,600 per annum), to study a PhD in one of the disciplines of Theology at the University of Divinity.

Hadot, Spirituality and philosophy as a way of life seminar Tues April 20 online

The expression ‘philosophy as a way of life’ emerged in the writings of Pierre Hadot as a tool for making sense of some of those who are referred to as ‘ancient philosophers’. Perhaps unsurprisingly, however, it has since served as a source of inspiration for how philosophy might be conceived, and indeed rejuvenated, today. DATE: Tuesday, April 20 TIME: 1 PM Princeton time (EST) / 8 PM Bucharest time (GMT+2) (Must be about 3 am Australian time) PANEL: Hadot, Spiritual Exercises, and Philosophy as a Way of LifeSPEAKERS: Sorana Corneanu (University of Bucharest), Dana Jalobeanu (University of Bucharest), Paul Lodge (University of Oxford) ABSTRACTS:Reading, meditation and enactment: Hadot’s formative exegetics Dana Jalobeanu (University of Bucharest)In my paper I am trying to reassess some of Pierre Hadot’s contributions to the history of philosophy from the perspective of the ‘practice turn’ we are all living through in the later years (especially those of us dealing with history of science). I will be looking at a particular class of spiritual exercises (“imaginative spiritual exercises”) and show what we gain if we think of them as recorded (philosophical) practices. If you would like to participate in this fascinating seminary by zoom you can email for the zoom link

Michael Bird on the challenge of being relevant while avoiding the perils of modernizing Jesus

A valuable essay by Michael Bird on the tendency among researchers to modernize Jesus. It suggests a framework for doing historical Jesus studies which avoids the perils of modernizing Jesus but still emerges from the project with something to say about Jesus that is relevant to the contemporary world.