May , 2011

From The Christian Institute

Oxford University’s historic theology department looks set for a controversial multi-faith rebrand.

The department may also ditch the requirement for all theology undergraduates to study Biblical subjects such as Old Testament and New Testament.

And a revised syllabus could place more emphasis on religions such as Islam and Hinduism.

The controversial proposals feature in a 40-page review document of Oxford’s Faculty of Theology.

The review urges the department to “strongly consider” changing its name because many theology students want to study Islam, Hinduism and Judaism as well as Christianity.

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