Tuesday, 24 March 2009

PhD Scholarship at Bristol

The following announcement came through the BNTS mailing list:

AHRC Doctoral Studentship – Theology and
Religious Studies
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 Book of Esther, 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.
Further information about the Department’s staff and their research is available on the following web-site by clicking here.

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
Email: artf-bgp@bristol.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is 15th May 2009.

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