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Friday, February 01, 2008

What a crazy idea!

Jim West mentions an Independent article on Theology in the UK. Mark Goodacre is far too nice in criticising the piece by Tim Walker. Just to take one example.

"Who are the stars? Paul Heelas and Robert Segal at Lancaster, for their research into alternative spiritualities and myth & ritual respectively; Hugh McLeod at Birmingham, for his work on the social history of religion in the West; Stewart Brown at Edinburgh, an ecclesiastical historian; David Clines at Sheffield, a biblical studies expert; and John Milbank at Nottingham, who teaches political theology."

Does anyone who writes a blog agree that precisely these six are the premier THRS academics in the UK (and I don't mean to offer disrespect to any of the folk listed, all of whom are doubtless worthy individuals)? Listing six people like this is just crazy.

I'd offer this up as a meme but I am not sure I can take it seriously enough to offer a list of my own. Still someone else might be brave enough to have a go. Sean?


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