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Jehu's slaughter of Judah's royal family at Beth-Eked (2 Kings 10:13-14) : a closer look (2019)
Journal Article
Quine, C. (2019). Jehu's slaughter of Judah's royal family at Beth-Eked (2 Kings 10:13-14) : a closer look. Zeitschrift für die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 131(4), 537-548. https://doi.org/10.1515/zaw-2019-4001

Why were the brothers of king Ahaziah at Beth-Eked in Israel, following the deaths of king Ahaziah and his northern ally, king Joram? This paper takes a closer look at the events of Beth-Eked in 2Kgs 10:13-14 and proposes that the brothers of Ahaziah... Read More about Jehu's slaughter of Judah's royal family at Beth-Eked (2 Kings 10:13-14) : a closer look.

Personhood and Creation in an Age of AI: Can We Say “You” to Artefacts? (2019)
Journal Article
Burdett, M. (in press). Personhood and Creation in an Age of AI: Can We Say “You” to Artefacts?. Zygon,

This paper explores the extent to which the I-You relation should be applied to domains other than the human and the divine focusing particularly on artefacts and technology. Drawing first on the work of Martin Buber, Gabriel Marcel and Martin Heideg... Read More about Personhood and Creation in an Age of AI: Can We Say “You” to Artefacts?.

Preaching in Britain’s “Parish Church”: Sermons at London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral, in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (2019)
Journal Article
Knight, F. (2019). Preaching in Britain’s “Parish Church”: Sermons at London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral, in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Sermon Studies, 3(1), 5-18

This paper will address the conference themes of ‘space, place and context’ with an examination of the development of preaching at St Paul’s Cathedral in London, over the course of two hundred years. Completely rebuilt after the Great Fire of 1666, o... Read More about Preaching in Britain’s “Parish Church”: Sermons at London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral, in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.

Digital Christianity (2019)
Book Chapter
Hutchings, T. (2019). Digital Christianity. In The Bloomsbury Handbook to Studying Christians, 223-226. Bloomsbury Publishing

Introduction to the key theories and principles of the study of digital Christianity.

The Victorian city and the Christian imagination: from gothic city to garden city (2019)
Journal Article
Knight, F. (2019). The Victorian city and the Christian imagination: from gothic city to garden city. Urban History, https://doi.org/10.1017/S0963926819000890

This article discusses some of the ways in which ideas about the city influenced the thinking of British Christians from 1840 to the early twentieth century. First, it explores nonconformist conceptions of the city, suggesting that, although the urba... Read More about The Victorian city and the Christian imagination: from gothic city to garden city.

Emotion, Ritual and Rules of Feeling in the Study of Digital Religion (2019)
Book Chapter
Hutchings, T. (2019). Emotion, Ritual and Rules of Feeling in the Study of Digital Religion. In A. Possamai-Inesedy, & A. Nixon (Eds.), The Digital SocialDe Gruyter

This chapter will attempt to encourage greater engagement with emotion among scholars of digital religion by introducing two theoretical approaches. In the first half of the chapter, we will consider the place of emotion in the study of ritual, begin... Read More about Emotion, Ritual and Rules of Feeling in the Study of Digital Religion.

The Host of Heaven and the Divine Army: a reassessment (2019)
Journal Article
Quine, C. (in press). The Host of Heaven and the Divine Army: a reassessment. Journal of Biblical Literature,

That YHWH was perceived to command a divine army in the heavens brooks no argument. Traditionally, the phrase "host of heaven" (‫השׁמים‬ ‫)צבא‬ has been associated with this divine army. This article, however, reassesses the relevant evidence and argu... Read More about The Host of Heaven and the Divine Army: a reassessment.

Nineveh’s pretensions to divine power in Nahum 3:16 (2019)
Journal Article
Quine, C. (2019). Nineveh’s pretensions to divine power in Nahum 3:16. Vetus Testamentum, 69(3), doi:10.1163/15685330-12341362

With the exception of Nahum 3:16, in the Hebrew Bible Yahweh alone has the power to multiply humans so that they will be as innumerable as the stars. Nineveh’s multiplication of her merchants “more than the stars of the heavens” (Nah 3:16) was, there... Read More about Nineveh’s pretensions to divine power in Nahum 3:16.

Reason and the Proof Value of Revelation in Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī’s late kalām works Taʾsīs al-taqdīs, Maʿālim uṣūl al-dīn, and al-Arbaʿīn fī uṣūl al-dīn (2019)
Book Chapter
Hoover, J. (2019). Reason and the Proof Value of Revelation in Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī’s late kalām works Taʾsīs al-taqdīs, Maʿālim uṣūl al-dīn, and al-Arbaʿīn fī uṣūl al-dīn. In M. El Kaisy-Friemuth, R. Hajatpour, & M. Abdel Rahem (Eds.), Rationalität in der Islamischen Theologie. Band I: Die klassische Periode, 373-390. De Gruyter

"The Light of a Thousand Stories": Design, Play and Community in the Christian Videogame Guardians of Ancora (2019)
Journal Article
Hutchings, T. (2019). "The Light of a Thousand Stories": Design, Play and Community in the Christian Videogame Guardians of Ancora. Online - Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet, 14, 159-178. doi:10.17885/heiup.rel.2019.0.23952

Understanding a videogame requires attention to the social dimensions of its production, its material form and its reception. Games are produced in communities of designers, played by communities of gamers, and accepted into families, households, and... Read More about "The Light of a Thousand Stories": Design, Play and Community in the Christian Videogame Guardians of Ancora.

Celebrating Palm Sunday with Matthew’s passion narrative (2019)
Journal Article
O’Loughlin, T. (2019). Celebrating Palm Sunday with Matthew’s passion narrative. Pastoral Review, 18

Twice each year, on Palm Sunday and Good Friday, the reading of the gospel becomes visibly a liturgical event in its own right. On these occasions the dramatic reading with several voices may replace the solitary tone of the deacon/priest. Yet in mos... Read More about Celebrating Palm Sunday with Matthew’s passion narrative.