The Queen's Foundation, BirminghamJohn Hull's current research falls into two areas:
1. The Education of Christian Adults in Britain
Christian faith in
has been influenced by its association
with 500 years of European power. John Hull claims that the
imperial theology, which has been especially prominent in Britain,
the attitudes and beliefs of Christians today. He has
received two grants from the British Academy to fund this research.
The first grant was given to study The Hymns of Isaac Watts (1674-1746).
The second grant was awarded in December 2002 for a study on:
'The Origins of British Imperial Theology in The Trading Sermons of the Early 17th Century'. This work is progressing.
2. A Theology of Disability
compelled him to reconsider the imagery of
He describes this process in his autobiography On Sight and Insight.
He has explored the Bible from a blind person's point of view in his most recent book:
In the Beginning There was Darkness.
He is working on a new book, to be called 'The Tactile Heart: Disabled Theology and the Quest for Life'.
The Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower
and Great Hall, University of Birmingham
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