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Welcome to the Project for the Study of Love in Religion

‘You shall love the Lord your God … and you shall love your neighbour as yourself’. This double love command of Jesus Christ, as recorded in the Gospels, is the inspiration for a research project running in collaboration with the Royal Aal Al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, Amman, Jordan. The project is the context for … Continue reading “Welcome to the Project for the Study of Love in Religion”

Tim Collins Scholarship for the Study of Love in Religion: applications now open for 2018

We are delighted to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Tim Collins Scholarship for the Study of Love in Religion, to begin in 2018. The deadline for applications is Friday 4 May 2018. For more details, and to find out how to apply, please visit our ‘Scholarships’ page.

Coming Soon: Lecture by Rabbi Prof Naftali Rothenberg on Monday 12 June

  A lecture for ‘The Study of Love in Religion’ (sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation) Monday June 12 at 5.00 pm in Regent’s Park College, Oxford OX1 2LB   Lecture by Rabbi Prof Naftali Rothenberg: Love Philosophy & Praxis in the Teachings of Rabbi Akiva Rabbi Akiva was one of the greatest sages of … Continue reading “Coming Soon: Lecture by Rabbi Prof Naftali Rothenberg on Monday 12 June”

Sign up for our mailing list

You can now keep up to date with news from the Project for the Study of Love in Religion by signing up to our mailing list. Simply visit the Mailing List section of our website and enter your details. You will be kept informed of events, scholarship opportunities, and new resources available on our site.

Tim Collins Scholarship for the Study of Love in Religion

We are delighted to invite applications from current and prospective DPhil students at the University of Oxford for the Tim Collins Scholarship for the Study of Love in Religion. The closing date for applications is 6 May 2017. Further details can be found on the Scholarships section of this website.

Papers given at the International Consultation ‘Love in Religion: The Cutting-Edge Issues’ now available online

We are delighted to announce that several of the papers given at our International Consultation ‘Love in Religion: The Cutting-Edge Issues’, which took place in November 2016 at Regent’s Park College, are now available on this website, in our ‘Resources’ section. These papers represent the insights of scholars from a range of religious traditions and … Continue reading “Papers given at the International Consultation ‘Love in Religion: The Cutting-Edge Issues’ now available online”

Book launch and discussion at Waterstones, London – Piccadilly on 27 March, 7-8.30pm.

  *Please note that this event has been moved from Tuesday 28 March to Monday 27 March.* We are delighted to announce that Prof. HRH Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad and Prof. Paul Fiddes will be both be speaking at an event to mark the launch of Prince Ghazi’s new book, A Thinking Person’s Guide to Islam: The Essence … Continue reading “Book launch and discussion at Waterstones, London – Piccadilly on 27 March, 7-8.30pm.”

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  1. Dear Madam, Sir, I work in Armenian Studies in the Oriental Institute, right next door and only now have become aware of the Love in Religion project. I would be very grateful if you would keep me informed of your activities. As a student of medieval Armenian literature the theme of love in religion is one I encounter every step of the way. I would be very happy to talk about this with you and perhaps, if you find this useful to present the theme as it manifests itself in Armenian Christianity?

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    1. Dear Theo Maarten van Lint,
      thank you for your interest in the Project for the Study of Love in Religion. If you would like to be kept up to date with the Project’s activities, please do sign up for our mailing list, which you can do by clicking ‘Mailing List’ and adding your details. Please do also feel free to connect directly with the Project’s director, Professor Paul Fiddes (whose profile you can view by clicking on ‘People’) with your suggestion of an exchange about love as a theme in Armenian Christianity.

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