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Reverend Professor Duncan Forrester (1933-2016)

Memorial Service Thursday 30 November 2017

Christian-Muslim Network Hosts Inaugural Conference

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The School of Divinity, through a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, recently established a new Christian-Muslim Studies Network to enhance scholarly and public discourse on Christian-Muslim relations. Joshua Ralston tells us about the conference.

Undergraduate School Representative Launches New College Society

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Last September, Stephen Dolan, the School's Undergraduate Representative, launched the New College Society. In this interview, we discuss his plans for the Society:

PG Committee News Update

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As lot has been happening and changing since the new Board of the Postgraduate Committee was elected in May! Catch up with the latest news.

Away Day 2017

New College Away Day
At the end of September over 100 New College students, staff and family members went on a Day Away to Comrie in Perthshire. A new PhD student reflects on the day:

Lucy Schouten Awarded Innovation Initiative Grant

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Our student Lucy Schouten was awarded an Innovation Initiative Grant to conduct fieldwork on Christian-Muslim engagement in Jordan. She tells us about getting the grant and the upcoming project:

Dr Naomi Appleton Awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize

Naomi Appleton Granted Philip Leverhulme Prize
We’re delighted to announce that Dr Naomi Appleton has been awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize this year. The Prize recognises the achievement of outstanding researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising.

Dr Sandy Forsyth Publishes 'Mission by the People

Based on his 2014 Edinburgh PhD thesis, Dr Sandy Forsyth's book, Mission by the People, was recently published by Wipf & Stoc

Postgraduate Open Day - 15 November 2017

Advance booking is strongly recommended for this event. This allows us to update you if there are any changes to your chosen School's programme or additional activities you may be interested in.

Jolyon Mitchell: Redrawing boundaries: religion, violence and the search for peace

In this lecture, Professor Jolyon Mitchell explores how increasing numbers of separation barriers and dividing walls are represented and framed in a range of contexts

Professor Michael Northcott Gives Q&A on Climate Change at Scottish Government

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Last month, during Climate Week, Professor Michael Northcott took part in a Q&A at the Scottish Government.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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