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School of Divinity news articles from 2015

This page features a list of School of Divinity articles from 2015.

Doors Open Day 2015

Each year the Cockburn Association organises 'Doors Open Day' in Edinburgh, when architecturally and culturally significant buildings in the city are open to the public, free of charge. The School of Divinity was pleased to participate and opened Rainy Hall and New College Library.

PhD student, Jaeho Jang, wins the Peacocke Prize

School of Divinity PhD student, Jaeho Jang, wins the Peacocke Prize for his essay on evolutionary theodicy in Christian theology and Daoism.

Dr Appleton launches her new book - The Ten Great Birth Stories of the Buddha

After seven years, Dr Appleton launches her latest book, the first complete English translation in over a century of the ten great birth stories that form the Mahanipata of the Jatakatthavannana.

Professor Mona Siddiqui has been appointed to the post of International Dean for the Middle East

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Professor Mona Siddiqui has been appointed to the post of International Dean for the Middle East.

Laura Mair acts as special consultant for an exhibition at The Victoria & Albert Museum's Museum of Childhood

PhD student Laura Mair who is conducting her doctoral work on "Ragged Schools", takes the opportunity to consult for an exhibition being hosted at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Professor Jane Dawson's book has been shortlisted for the Saltire Society Scottish History Book of the Year award

The John Knox statue in New College
The Saltire Society and its members believe that culture is at the heart of who we are as individuals, as a community, as a country. We care deeply about that aspect of our lives and work tirelessly to promote all that's best about it. We are inclusive in outlook, international in our perspective and independent in our views. The School of Divinity are proud to announce that Professor Dawson's latest book "John Knox" has been shortlisted for this year's Scottish History Book of the Year award.

Prof Helen Bond will be speaking as part of the 'Thinking Allowed' series on the topic of 'Do Christians Need to Believe in the Virgin Birth?'

Prof Bond will try to uncover where the story of the virgin birth came from, what role it plays in the gospels of Matthew and Luke, and what ancient readers would have made of it.

Professor Hardman Moore contributes to a new documentary - "The Pilgrims"

'The Pilgrims', a major new documentary by Ric Burns with contributions from Professor Susan Hardman Moore, which will be screened in the USA on 24 November and on Thanksgiving Day, PBS 8pm EST.

Dr Joshua Ralston featured in the Wildcard Session

Dr Ralston appeared as a panelist at the American Academy of Religion conference discussing the terrorist events in Paris in November 2015.

Dr David Robertson acts as guest editor in a special issue of the US journal Nova Religio

“Conspiracy Theories in New and Emergent Religions” guest edited and featuring an introduction and article, "Silver Bullets and Seed Banks: A Material Analysis of Conspiracist Millennialis", by former PhD student and temporary lecturer in Religious Studies, Dr David Robertson is now available.

Professor Lim gives the 20th Chuen King Biblical Lectureship: The Canon of Jewish Scriptures

Professor Lim lectures at The Chinese University of Hong Kong in February

Professor Lim participates in an online forum on "The Canon"

The forum is interested not just in challenging former conceptions about the Bible, but in highlighting some of the interesting variations and configurations of scripture that existed in the Second Temple period.

Dr Joshua Ralston appears in the latest Big Idea Podcast

The Big Idea Podcast
In the wake of Islamic State's attacks on Beirut and Paris, experts examine the terrorist group's endgame and motivations in the latest Big Idea Podcast.