Tagged with Theology

NEWS: ‘Faith and Darwin’

This year marks both the bicentenary of Charles Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species. Although, the focus of these commemorations will, in the main, relate to science and the man himself, religion and faith will be understandably keen to join the debate. Most recently, research carried out … Continue reading

NEWS: Sharia Scholars Paid $100,000 per Fatwa

While thousands of experts are losing their jobs in the world financial sector, the $ 1 trillion Islamic banking sector is desperately looking for sharia scholars who can give expert advice on many financial issues facing the sector. Whereas there is an increasing demand for adjusting all financial contracts such as mortgages and bonds to sharia, there … Continue reading

NEWS: Pope to Receive Muslim Scholars

Pope Benedict’s highly controversial 2006 Regensburg address, which revealed the heightening tensions between the world’s two largest religious traditions, prompted 271 Muslim scholars to ask for a Muslim-Christian dialogue in a manifesto called A Common Word. Next week twenty-four signatories of the manifesto meet with Pope Benedict and some other high-ranking officials of the Roman … Continue reading

COMMENT: The Apology of the Church to Darwin

By Robert A. Segal The two hundredth anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin will occur in 2009, and already the celebration is underway. Recently, the Church of England, which is to say the Anglican Church, has officially apologized for having initially rejected Darwin’s principle of evolution. How grateful the world must be for this … Continue reading

BOOKS: Stolen Bibles

By Roland Boer Roland Boer is a research fellow at Monash University, and the author of ‘Rescuing the Bible‘. Apart from writing books, he loves to travel by ship when he can and cycle as far and as long as possible. I would like to paint a landscape – the contemporary religious landscape. What does … Continue reading