The following announcement came through the BNTS mailing list:
AHRC Doctoral Studentship – Theology and of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Bristol
The Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Bristol has a tradition of intellectual innovation using all the available linguistic, historical, philosophical and theological methods. The Department's distinctive research profile is dedicated to excellence in the study of Buddhism and Judaeo-Christian studies. Within these traditions, the research work of the academic staff encompasses four areas:
- Textual studies: focusing on the historical significance and analysis,as well as the editing and translation of, key religious texts such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, the , Genesis, Medieval and Reformation theological texts, Abhidhammatthavibhavini and Tibetan love poetry.
- Philosophical and theological investigation of concepts such as sin, incarnation, trinity, meditation, consciousness, and afterlife.
- Investigation of religious practice as reflected in festivals, funerary rites, monastic life and preaching.
- Inter-religious dialogue.
Through the AHRC Block Grant Partnership scheme, the Department is pleased to be able to offer a Doctoral Studentship for successful postgraduate applicants beginning programmes in October 2009.
For further information and application forms for admission please visit: http://www.bris.ac.uk/arts/scholarships/arts/scholarships/bgp.html
The closing date for applications is 15th May 2009.