School of Divinity events from 2016.
'The Theology of the Cross'
3 FEBRUARY 2016 - this is a one day conference aimed particularly as a refresher course for clergy, worship or lent group leaders from all denominations.
Stories from the Margins
10 FEBRUARY 2016 - Stories from the Margins, Organised by the Story and Religion Network
“Where were you?” Hard words for hard times – languages and justice in a time of war on refugees.
18 FEBRUARY 2016 - This seminar will address the challenges to the churches and people of faith which come with the chronic humanitarian situation facing refugees.
Gunning Lecture: The Social Theory of the Trinity
9 MARCH 2016 - A Gunning Lecture by Richard Swinburne
Sisters in the Buddha: On a Cambodian Statuary Cult
17 MARCH 2016 - an annual public lecture hosted by the Asian Religions Network
The 2016 Edgar Astaire Lecture: Poles and Jews in Wartime Edinburgh
30 March 2016 - Dr Kenneth Collins from the University of Glasgow will give this year's Edgar Astaire Lecture
1st April 2016 - Easter Service of Words and Music
Given in Good Faith : celebrating the unique collections of New College Library
5 APRIL - 29 JULY 2016 This spring we are celebrating New College Library’s historic library collections in an exhibition, ‘Given in Good Faith’ which uses some of the Library’s treasures to explore themes of church history, worship, science and scripture.
Religious Diversity and Cultural Change in Scotland: Modern Perspectives
19 APRIL 2016 - A One Day Conference organised by Scottish Religious Cultures Network (SRCN), with Religious Studies and the Centre for Theology and Public Issues, Edinburgh
Jordan and the challenges of the Middle-East
21 APRIL 2016 - His Excellency Mr Mazen Homoud, Jordanian ambassador to the UK will give a lecture: `Jordan and the challenges of the Middle- East.’
God, Creation and Providence
23 APRIL 2016 - The St John’s Theology Symposium, a joint event with New College and the Centre for Theology and Public Issues
Visions of the End: The Book of Revelation in Art, Music, and Politics
30 APRIL 2016 - Professor Elaine Pagels, Princeton University will deliver a public lecture on 'Visions of the End: The Book of Revelation in Art, Music, and Politics'.
Professor Kathryn Tanner - Christianity and the New Spirit of Capitalism
2nd - 12th MAY 2016 - Professor Kathryn Tanner's Gifford Lecture Series is made up of six lectures under the series title 'Christianity and the New Spirit of Capitalism'.
How do the Nag Hammadi texts change our understanding of early Christianity?
3rd MAY 2016 - Professor Elaine Pagels of Princeton University delivers a lecture, Why is "How do the Nag Hammadi texts change our understanding of early Christianity?"
Approaching Religion through Story: Resources for School Teachers
13 MAY 2016 - A CPD event for Primary teachers and Secondary RMPS teachers
Alumni Reunion 2016
4 JUNE 2016 - Join us at New College for the 2016 Alumni Reunion and share food, entertainment and good memories.
Professors Tom Wright (St Andrews) and John Barclay (Durham) will discuss St Paul
15 JUNE 2016 - Professors Tom Wright (St Andrews) and John Barclay (Durham) will discuss St Paul
The Church and Empire
26th - 28th JULY 2016 - Ecclesiastical History Society Summer Conference
Opening Inaugural Lecture by Professor Paul Foster: "Why Write a Commentary?"
Thursday 15 September 1400 hrs, Martin Hall, New College.
New Ideas on Matthew’s Gospel: A CPD Event for Ministers and Worship Leaders
21 SEPT 2016 - An afternoon for ministers and worship leaders to explore current scholarship about the Gospel of Matthew, the lectionary Gospel for 2016/2017.
Creating a New Vision for an Old City
28 September at 10:30–16:00, Martin Hall, New College
New College Away Day
1ST OCTOBER 2016 - New College Away Day to Comrie in Perthshire. All students and staff of New College welcome.
Kennedy Wright Opening Lecture: "City of God or Home of Traitors and Killers? The Status of Jerusalem according to Matthew"
4.15pm, Monday 3 October 2016, Martin Hall, New College. Lecture by Professor Anders Runesson, Oslo
Gunning Lecture: "Goddesses of the Seas: A comparative study of the Virgin Mary and Mazu as protectors of seamen in the early modern world"
24 October 2016, 5pm. Martin Hall, New College, Edinburgh EH1 2LX. This lecture is being given by Professor Ronnie Po-Chia Hsia, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of History, Pennsylvania State University
The Theology and Mission of Kairos Palestine
Tuesday 1 November 5pm, Elizabeth Templeton Room, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX
Asian Religions: Boundaries, Connections and Identities
2 November 2016, Martin Hall: Dr Carool Kersten, King's College, London will be speaking on behalf of the Asian Religions Network
The Istanbul Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women - what is it and why is it needed?
Thursday, 3 November, 6pm, Martin Hall, New College
The Question of the Animal and Religion: Theoretical Stakes, Practical Implications
4pm - 5.30pm, 3 November 2016, Martin Hall. Dr Aaron S Gross is an historian of religions at the University of San Diego, who specialises in Jewish traditions and has a sub-speciality in South Asian traditions.
Theology, Spirituality and Hope: Reimagining Mental Health
Tuesday 8 November, 5.30pm - 7pm (doors open 5pm, refreshments). Chaplaincy Centre Auditorium, 1 Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AL. Professor John Swinton, University of Aberdeen.
Gunning Lecture: West Africa's Women Prophets
5pm, 10 November 2016, Martin Hall, New College. Lecture is being given by Professor Robert Baum, Dartmouth College, USA
Spectral Imaging and Material History: A Digital Archive of David Livingstone's Exploration of Africa
1pm - 2.30pm, Monday 14 November, 6th Floor Research Suite, Centre for Research Collections, Main Library, George Square, Edinburgh
Is Islam Exceptional? A Symposium on Shadi Hamid’s Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle over Islam is Reshaping the World
5.30pm, 17 November 2016, Martin Hall, New College
Reception for Scottish Universities at Society of Biblical Literature/American Academy of Religion 2016
Divinity staff will be in attendance at the annual meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Academy of Religion.
The Holocaust and the Novel: Can an Atrocity be Fictionalized?
Professor Thane Rosenbaum in conversation with Dr Nina Fischer. Introduced by Dr Hannah Holtschneider.
29, 30 November and 1 December 2016, 5pm, Martin Hall, New College: Overall Title - "Christianity and Human Rights", by John Witte, Robert W Woodruff University Professor of Law, Emory Law School
"Lost Epistles Discovered"
Join us as our team of scholars present their newly discovered epistles of the Apostle Paul. We need your help in deciphering their authenticity!
Dr David Grumett: Material Eucharist
11am - 3pm, 7 December 2016, Martin Hall, New College.
New College Christmas Carol Service 2016
For the New College Christmas Carol Service, the Preacher will be the Right Rev Dr Russell Barr, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.