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Professor David Fergusson

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David Fergusson MA BD DPhil FBA FRSE

Professor of Divinity


Principal of New College

New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2LX

Telephone: +44 (0)131 650 8912
Fax: +44 (0)131 650 7952
Research Links


More information about publications by Dr Fergusson are available on his  Edinburgh Research Explorer profile.

Research Projects
More information about research projects by  Dr Fergusson are available on his Edinburgh Research Explorer profile.



Trained in philosophy and theology, David Fergusson worked for several years as a parish minister in the Church of Scotland. Prior to returning to Edinburgh where he held a lectureship from 1986, he was Professor of Systematic Theology in the University of Aberdeen (1990–2000).

He has delivered the Bampton Lectures in Oxford (2001), the Gifford Lectures in Glasgow (2008), the Warfield Lectures in Princeton (2009), the Birks Lectures in Montreal (2013) and has lectured widely in the USA, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Australia. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the British Academy.

External appointments

  • Director of the Scottish Journal of Theology
  • Trustee of Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton
  • Deputy Chair of REF Sub-Panel for Theology & Religious Studies

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