• “From Hafiz”: Irish Orientalism, Persian poetry, and W B Yeats

      Scharbrodt, Oliver; University of Chester (Harvard University Press, 2015-09-24)
      This book chapter investigates the reception of and views on Persian mystical poetry within literary and intellectual circles in Ireland at the turn from the nineteenth to the twentieth century, focusing on William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), the leading figure of the cultural and literary Irish Renaissance in this period.
    • From Irish Exceptionalism to European Normality?: The New Islamic Presence in the Republic of Ireland, Etudes Irlandaises 39

      Scharbrodt, Oliver; University of Chester (Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2014-11)
      Due to its colonial past, Ireland has often been described as an exceptional state in Western Europe. The discourse of Irish exceptionalism also suggests a smoother path of integration for Muslim migrants compared to other Western European countries. Apart from providing an overview of Muslim immigration to the Republic of Ireland in the last 20 years, the paper critically engages with the discourse of Irish exceptionalism and discusses how the Ireland’s experience of colonialism shapes current discourses on the new Islamic presence in the Republic of Ireland.
    • From where does the Red Tory speak?, Phillip Blond, theology and public discourse

      Graham, Elaine L.; University of Chester (Equinox, 2012)
      This journal examines the role of theology in the public discourse of Philip Blond.
    • The future of God

      Greggs, Tom; University of Cambridge (2006)
    • Futurenatural? A future of science through the lens of wisdom

      Deane-Drummond, Celia (2007-11-21)
      This article discusses genetic engineering and Christian theories of wisdom, particularly in relation in creation, redemption, and apocalyptic literature. It concludes by discussing a future of science through the lens of wisdom.
    • Gaia as science made myth: Implications for environmental ethics

      Deane-Drummond, Celia; University College Chester (T & T Clark, 1996)
      This article discusses the Gaia hypothesis - the earth as a giant ecosystem. It comments on scientific models of Gaia (the interconnected model, the homeostatic process model, the cooperative evolutionary model, the ideological/technological model) and ambiguous ethical implications. The article particularly comments on the work of James Lovelock.
    • Genetic engineering for a new earth?

      Deane-Drummond, Celia; Chester College of Higher Education (Grove Books, 1999-07-01)
      This book discusses the ethics of genetic engineering. It covers the advantages and disadvantages of genetic engineering and genetic cloning, and ethical arguments for alternative strategies.
    • Genetic engineering for the environment: Ethical implications of the biotechnology revolution

      Deane-Drummond, Celia (Blackwell, 1995-07)
      This article discusses the environmental consequences of genetic engineering for agricultural purposes within a theological and philosophical framework. The advanatges and disadvantages of genetic engineering of crop plants are anlaysed. Theological aspects of genetic engineering and animals and nature are commented upon.
    • Genetic futures and our search for wisdom

      Deane-Drummond, Celia; University of Chester (Chester Academic Press, 2007-12-17)
      This book is about genetics and theology.
    • Genetically modified theology: The religious dimensions of public concerns about agricultural biotechnology

      Deane-Drummond, Celia; Grove-White, Robin; Szerszynski, Bronislaw (T & T Clark, 2003-02-01)
      This book chapter discusses human issues raised by genetically modified foods. The authors argue that public anxiety over GM foods has been misunderstood - public reaction can be seen as reasonable rather than irrational and emotional, concerns relate to the level of ontology and theology rather than physical health, and people are concerned about the spirit in which GM technology is being developed. The article includes analysis from focus groups.
    • Genetically modified theology: The religious dimensions of public concerns about agricultural biotechnology

      Deane-Drummond, Celia; Grove-White, Robin; Szerszynski, Bronislaw (T & T Clark, 2001)
      This article discusses human issues raised by genetically modified foods. The authors argue that public anxiety over GM foods has been misunderstood - public reaction can be seen as reasonable rather than irrational and emotional, concerns relate to the level of ontology and theology rather than physical health, and people are concerned about the spirit in which GM technology is being developed. The article includes analysis from focus groups.
    • Genetics and Christian ethics

      Deane-Drummond, Celia; University of Chester (Cambridge University Press, 2005-11-24)
      This book discusses ethical issues arising from developments in human genetics. It focuses on theological principles, eugenics, genetic testing and screening, genetic counselling, gene therapies, gene patenting, environmental ethics, and feminist concerns in relation to genetics.
    • George Jeffreys: Pentecostal and contemporary implications

      Kay, William K.; University of Chester (MDPI, 2018-02-15)
      The life and work of the Welsh evangelist George Jeffreys resulted in the planting of two denominations in the UK between 1915 and 1962, when he died. The Elim churches continue to this day to be one of the larger classical Pentecostal denominations in the UK, while the Bible Pattern Fellowship dispersed on Jeffreys’ death. The disputes that led to Jeffreys’ departure from Elim were said to have arisen from his adherence to British Israel doctrine, though his supporters believed they arose from his championing of local church ownership and democracy. This paper considers sociological and other reasons for Jeffreys’ remarkable success in the interwar years and his eventual departure from a denomination he founded. It concludes by reflecting on topics (such as the importance of debate and law) that have relevance for contemporary Pentecostalism.
    • A giant of theology

      Greggs, Tom; University of Chester (Methodist Newspaper Company, 2008-01)
    • The Gnostic Church of Brazil: Contemporary neo-esotericism in late-modern perspective

      Dawson, Andrew (2005)
      This article discusses the Gnostic Church of Brazil (Igreja Gnóstica do Brasil), its organisational structure, discourse, and practice. The research data was obtained through interviews, questionnaires, and participant observations.
    • Going Off the Map: 'Transcendental Dependent Arising' in the Nettippakaraṇa

      Jones, Dhivan Thomas; University of Chester
      The early Buddhist exegetical text, the Nettippakaraṇa, apparently uniquely, describes the stages of the path as ‘transcendental dependent arising’ (lokuttara paṭicca-samuppāda), in contrast with the twelve nidānas, called ‘worldly dependent arising’ (lokiya paṭicca-samuppāda). A close reading of the Nettippakaraṇa in relation to another, related, exegetical text, the Peṭakopadesa, reveals that the latter interprets the same stages of the path in a different way. More broadly, while the Peṭakopadesa takes paṭicca-samuppāda to refer only to the twelve nidānas, the Nettippakaraṇa’s exegetical strategy takes paṭicca-samuppāda to refer to an over-arching principle of conditionality, both ‘worldly’ and ‘transcendental’. This exegesis has proved popular with modern western Buddhist exegetes.
    • Guilty males and proud females: Negotiating genders in a Bengali festival

      Ferrari, Fabrizio M.; University of Chester (Seagull Books, 2011-02-11)
      This book is a study on the Bengali Gajan festival dedicated to the god Dharmaraj
    • The Gülen Movement in London and the politics of public engagement: producing 'Good Islam' before and after 15 July

      Tee, Caroline; University of Chester; University of Cambridge (Taylor & Francis, 2018-03-22)
      Since the failed coup of 15 July 2016, for which it is held responsible, the Gülen Movement (GM) has been in crisis. With no foreseeable future in its homeland, the GM is now tasked with regrouping abroad. This article investigates the GM in London, a city that, for various reasons, is likely to become a significant centre for Gülenist activity in the post-coup era. Taking the Dialogue Society (DS) as its focus, it investigates the prospects of the GM’s survival by analyzing its activities, both before and after the coup, in light of Mamdani’s discussion of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ Muslims in the post9/11 world. The article shows how the GM has established itself as a voice of ‘good’ Islam in the context of British debates on Islam and radicalization. It suggests that the public presence the GM has established for itself through its public engagement activities in the UK could constitute a central part of its fight back against resident Erdoğan, and be catalytic to its creation of a dynamic future in exile.
    • The Gülen Movement in Turkey: The Politics of Islam and Modernity

      Tee, Caroline; University of Chester (I.B. Tauris, 2016-08-29)
      What is the Gulen Movement and why is Turkey's President Erdogan so convinced that the organisation and its charismatic leader were behind the failed military coup of 15th July 2016? The Gulen, or Hizmet, movement in Turkey was until recently the country's most powerful and affluent religious organisation. At its head is the exiled Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen, who leads from a gated compound in the Pocono Mountains of the USA.The movement's central tenet is that Muslims should engage positively with modernity, especially through mastering the sciences. At hundreds of Gulen-run schools and universities, not only in Turkey but also worldwide and particularly in the United States, instructors have cultivated the next generation of Muslim bankers, biologists, software engineers and entrepreneurs. In this groundbreaking study, Caroline Tee, an expert on the Gulen Movement, analyses the complex attitudes of Gulen and his followers towards secular modernity. Considered against the backdrop of Turkish politics, Gulenist engagement with modern science is revealed as a key source of the influence the movement has exerted.
    • A handbook in theology and ecology

      Deane-Drummond, Celia; Chester College of Higher Education (SCM Press, 1996-05-01)
      This book discusses Christian theology and environmental concerns. It focuses on practical issues of environmental concern, ecology and Bibical studies, ecology and Celtic Christianity, women and ecology, ecology and ethics, ecology and liturgy, ecology and Gaia, ecology and politics, and future directives for an ecological theology.