School of Divinity


School of Divinity events from 2015.

Opening lecture - 2015

17TH SEPTEMBER - Opening lecture by Professor Helen Bond titled "Paragon of Discipleship or Parody of Kingship? Simon of Cyrene in Mark's Gospel".

The St John's theology symposium

26TH SEPTEMBER - The St John's theology symposium, a two-part exploration of the doctrine of the Holy Trinity.

Gunning Lecture Series

1st OCTOBER - "Consequences of Scripture: the Case of Job". Lecture by Professor Choon-Leong Seow, Professor of Hebrew Bible at Vanderbilt University.

BOOK LAUNCH: by Professor Michael Northcott

7th OCTOBER - Professor Northcott launches his new book "Place, Ecology and the Sacred: The Moral Geography of Sustainable Communities"

Did Jesus found a church? Reflections on the Ecclesiology of the Gospels

12th OCTOBER - Kennedy Wright Opening Lecture by Professor Loveday Alexander

Religion, Story and Material Culture panel discussion

21ST OCTOBER - Religion, Story and Material Culture - A panel discussion with contributions from staff across the School of Divinity.

Theology, Science and the Environment: Human Beings in Context

14 NOVEMBER 2015- A Conference organised jointly by the Albertus Institute for Science, Knowledge and Religion and the Science and Religion Programme of the School of Divinity

The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction

18 NOVEMBER 2015 - A very short introduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls by Professor Timothy Lim

Since the 2nd century, the church has had 4 gospels... but what if there was room for one more?

30 NOVEMBER 2015 - Since the 2nd century, the church has had 4 gospels... but what if there was room for one more? Vote for a 5th gospel

Asian Religions and World Religions: Reflections on Taxonomy and the Study of Buddhist Liturgy

Colour photo of a golden Buddha
2nd DECEMBER - The inaugural lecture in a series from the Asian Religions Network

New College Christmas Carol Service

11 DECEMBER 2015 - The New College choir will lead the singing and the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend Dr Angus Morrison will be preaching.