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Religion as Mother - JJ Bachofen video icon

History & The Arts

Religion as Mother - JJ Bachofen

JJ Bachofen, a Swiss professor, thought religion was part of the process that started before monogomy, when mothers were the only reliable parent - hence, god was a woman. This animation explains more...

Video
5 mins
Religion as Ritual - Auguste Comte video icon

History & The Arts

Religion as Ritual - Auguste Comte

French philosopher, Comte, thought religion was such a huge ritual that removing it may be chaos. This animation explains more.

Video
5 mins
Religion as Social Control - Karl Marx video icon

History & The Arts

Religion as Social Control - Karl Marx

Why did Karl Marx thought religion was like Opium? Had Marx got his way, society would be so happy being revolutionaries, there’d be no need for religion. This 60 second animation explains more.

Video
5 mins
Decolonising Religious Studies and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion article icon

History & The Arts

Decolonising Religious Studies and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion

Suzanne Newcombe reflects on how the Religious Studies department at The Open University tried to make their module more inclusive and relatable to the diverse student demographic.

Article
25 mins
Exploring immortality audio icon

History & The Arts

Exploring immortality

To mark the new BA (Hons) qualification in Religion, Philosophy and Ethics (R45), Suzanne Newcombe and Carolyn Price discuss how researchers in Religious Studies and Philosophy investigate immortality.

Audio
10 mins
Jediism: Will the Real Religion Please Stand Up article icon

History & The Arts

Jediism: Will the Real Religion Please Stand Up

Can Jediism be classed as a religion, or is it merely a cultural fad? Check out our article then watch a short video on its characteristics. 

Article
5 mins
Hanukkah: a festival of light article icon

History & The Arts

Hanukkah: a festival of light

What's Hanukkah all about? And how do Jewish people celebrate it? 

Article
5 mins
What have big meals got to do with Christmas? article icon

History & The Arts

What have big meals got to do with Christmas?

We take a look at why feasting, giving gifts and spreading cheer goes hand in hand with the festive season. 

Article
10 mins
Magical Modernity in a Muggle World? Witchcraft, Spirituality and Everyday Enchantment article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Magical Modernity in a Muggle World? Witchcraft, Spirituality and Everyday Enchantment

Does magic only exist in the wizarding world for the likes of Harry Potter? Dr Sara MacKian explores all the enchantment and spiritualities of our muggle-filled land.

Article
10 mins
Can you resist zombification? article icon

History & The Arts

Can you resist zombification?

From The Walking Dead to Call Of Duty WWII, zombies are everywhere. Join us on an exploration of the undead amongst us...

Article
5 mins
Sacred and secular video icon

Society, Politics & Law

Sacred and secular

Leaders in the fields of religion, law and business discuss the complications when the three align in this short video series.

Video
1 hr
Why is it so difficult for Muslim women to play sport? article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Why is it so difficult for Muslim women to play sport?

How are Muslim women represented by the media and what implications does this have on their participation in sport? Rukhsana Malik draws on her own experiences in this article.

Article
20 mins