Our members' research top ten in the UK for research outputs in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

REF 2014 (Research Excellence Framework)

We're one of the leading global institutes for innovative, multidisciplinary research on the Bible. Our research is internationally recognised and we explore a variety of interests in ancient and contemporary contexts.


Dr Katie Edwards and Dr Meredith Warren have a new article published in The Conversation, considering whether Christ could be seen as a role model for victims of abuse.

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Early Modern Biblical Studies network (EMBerS)

SIIBS Fellow and Sheffield early modernist Dr Iona Hine has been making arrangements for the first gathering of a network for people whose research interests engage with biblical studies in the early modern era—the latter being broadly conceived as anything from the beginning of the print era to ca. 1800. By bringing together scholars from different disciplines, the hope is that 'EMBerS' will emerge with a richer knowledge of each others’ work and plans for future collaborations.

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White Rose Collaboration Fund

Three SIIBS members have been involved in a successful funding bid for a project on the influence of Martin Luther on philosophy.

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We offer a diverse and modern approach to studying the Bible. You'll discover through us the bible's influence on cultural, social and political discussion.

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Cutting edge thinking

Our interdisciplinary research is world renowned and spans ancient and modern issues from biblical languages to forced migration, and pop culture to gender studies.

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We actively work with a variety of exciting external partners, our partnerships enhance our research and inspire our students.

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