Return of the new gods: Jedis, auras and online witch schools

24 Oct 2014

Research by a digital anthropologist is looking at how new religious movements are harnessing online platforms. These ‘invented religions’ take inspiration from ancient philosophy and recent cultural events to develop doctrine and communities of believers in digital spaces.

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Professor David Ford receives OBE

22 May 2014

Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts, has bestowed an honorary OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) on Professor David Ford, Regius Professor of Divinity at Cambridge University.

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Clickable history

09 May 2013

Geographic information systems – once limited to the domain of physical geographers – are emerging as a promising tool to study the past, as researchers are discovering for medieval history.

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David Ford

Literature and Religion in Cheltenham

12 Oct 2011

Professor David Ford, Regius Professor of Divinity and Director of the Cambridge Inter-faith Programme, reflects on the first project in an exciting new venture, the Cambridge Coexist Programme.

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Scriptural reasoning.

All in the script

05 Apr 2011

The power of “scriptural reasoning” to transform the way in which different faiths understand one another is to be the subject of a major lecture in Rome, by Cambridge’s Regius Professor of Divinity.

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