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Dr Joshua Ralston to Speak at International Conference on Theology of Religions

”Theology of Religions” is among the most burning issues within Christian theology today. Systematic and fundamental theologians, as well as specialists in non-Christian religions, will study and discuss different ways of handling conflicting truth claims and religious narratives between religions.

PhD students in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament take part in Annual Meeting of OTSEM (Old Testament Studies: Epistemologies and Methods

OTSEM group Photo
Last weekend, 8th–10th September, a group of Edinburgh PhD students in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament participated at the Annual Meeting of OTSEM (Old Testament Studies: Epistemologies and Methods), which was hosted by the University of Helsin

David Fergusson delivered Mackay Lectures at Taiwan Theological College and Seminary

The Mackay Lectures are named in honour of George Mackay (1841-1901), the first Presbyterian missionary in northern Formosa (now Taiwan).

School Gets Top Marks in National Student Survey

The results of the National Student Survey are in and we're proud to announce that the School got 100% overall satisfaction. The survey gathers students’ opinions on the quality of their courses.

In Memory of Dr T. Jack Thompson

T. Jack Thompson
Professor Brian Stanley remembers Dr T. Jack Thompson (1943–2017), former director of the Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World

Dr Zachary Purvis Elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

Zachary Purvis
We're delighted to announce that Dr Zachary Purvis has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (RHS) in recognition of contributions made to historical scholarship.

Professor Mona Siddiqui Appointed Visiting Professor at Kings College London and the British University in Dubai

Professor Mona Siddiqui has been appointed Visiting Professor at Kings College London and the British University in Dubai.

John Knox brings Colleges on either side of the Atlantic closer together

Jane Dawson Graduation Address Toronto
Jane Dawson carried the warm greetings of New College and the School of Divinity to our sister college in Toronto.

Alumnus David Nussbaum becomes CEO of The Elders Foundation

Our alumnus David Nussbaum has become the CEO of The Elders Foundation, a worldwide association of global leaders.

School Appoints Two Teaching Colleagues

The School of Divinity is pleased to announce the appointment of two new colleagues who will take up post in the next academic session: Dr Emma Wild-Wood and Dr Simon Burton.

Luce Fund for Theological Education awards $425,000 grant to the School of Divinity to establish a Global Network of Christian-Muslim Studies

The Luce Foundation for Theological Education has awarded a $425,000 grant to the School of Divinity to establish a Global Network of Christian-Muslim Studies. The collaborative grant will be administered by the School and the Network is led by Dr Joshua Ralston, principal investigator, and Prof Mona Siddiqui, co-investigator, in conjunction with an international network of scholars and public leaders.

Dr James Eglinton to give lectures in Amsterdam and Oxford

On 2 and 8 May, Dr James Eglinton will give lectures based on his current monograph project - a new biography of Herman Bavinck - in Amsterdam and Oxford

The Reverend Dr Harriet Harris recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list

The Reverend Dr Harriet Harris recognised in the Queen's New Year's Honours list.

Destroyer of the gods: Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World

Professor Larry Hurtado's recent book wins the 2017 PROSE Award

Duncan Forrester (1933-2016)

Professor Paul Foster remembers Professor Duncan Forrester, founder of the Centre for Theology and Public Issues, and gives details of his funeral.

Dr Alison Elliot has received a Scottish Public Service Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr Alison Elliot, CTPI Associate Director, has received a Scottish Public Service Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony in the Scottish Parliament.

Dr Joshua Ralston and Dr Alex Chow are discussed in "America: the national Catholic review"

University crest on a glass door
Read the "Interfaith Awareness and World Christian Consciousness" article published recently.

Theology and the University in Nineteenth-Century Germany - a new book by Dr Zachary Purvis

The new book by Dr Purvis, Theology and the University in Nineteenth-Century Germany examines the dual transformation of institutions and ideas that led to the emergence of theology as science, the paradigmatic project of modern theology associated with Friedrich Schleiermacher.

Professor David Fergusson has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Principal of New College, Professor David Fergusson has been awarded an OBE as part of the celebrations marking the Queen's 90th birthday. The award is in recognition for services to education, the arts, and the Church of Scotland.

Professor Mona Siddiqui to chair an independent review into the application of Sharia Law in England and Wales

An independent review into the application of Sharia Law in England and Wales has been launched by Home Secretary Theresa May today and will be chaired by Professor Mona Siddiqui, Professor of Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations at the School of Divinity.

Honorary Fellow, Stephen Holmes has had his book shortlisted for the Whitfield Prize given by the Royal Historical Society

We are pleased to announce that our Hon Fellow, Stephen Holmes has had his book Sacred Signs in Reformation Scotland: Interpreting Worship, 1488-1590 (Oxford University Press) shortlisted for the Whitfield Prize given by the Royal Historical Society.

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