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School of Divinity news articles from 2016

This page features a list of School of Divinity news articles from 2016.

Dr James Eglinton's new advisory role

Dr Eglinton has recently become a member of the Advisory Board for the Abraham Kuyper Center for Public Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, and Associate Editor for the Journal of Reformed Theology .

Dr Ralston's article on the controversy at Wheaton is now available online

The Same God, or the One God? On the Limitations and Implications of the Wheaton Affair.

Prof Siddiqui is invited to join the Franco-British Council

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Professor Mona Siddiqui has been invited to join the Franco-British Council.

British Academy panel discussion, "Who cares if Britain isn’t a Christian country?"

Prof Siddiqui will be joining a host of speakers at the British Academy panel discussion, to discuss Britain’s religious status.

Dr David G. Robertson appointed co-editor of the Equinox Journal, "Implicit Religion".

Tutor and part-time lecturer Dr. David G. Robertson been appointed co-editor of the Equinox journal, Implicit Religion.

Dr Lydia Schumacher elected to the Young Academy of Europe

In January 2016, Dr Lydia Schumacher was elected to the Young Academy of Europe (YAE).

Dr Ralston speaks at the 19th Annual Duerr Lecture Series

Dr Ralston will give a lecture titled "Bearing Witness: Reframing Christian-Muslim Encounters" at the 19th Annual Duerr Lecture Series.

Scotland Stronger in Europe names Professor Siddiqui as chairwoman

A Scottish-based campaign to keep the UK in the EU has named Prof Mona Siddiqui as the chairwoman of its advisory group.

Professor Hurtado, Dr Novenson & J. Thomas Hewitt, Collaborate in Newly Released Volume

Newly Released Volume. "God and the Faithfulness of Paul: A Critical Examination of the Pauline Theology of N. T. Wright".

Dr James Eglinton will give this year's ATSF Opening Lecture

On June 6th this year, Dr James Eglinton, Meldrum Lecturer in Reformed Theology at the School of Divinity will deliver the opening lecture for the 5th edition of the Advanced Theological Studies Fellowship (ATSF) programme, which he helped to found.

Call for Keen Amateur Singers to be part of a project to capture the experience of Reformed Psalm singing

Singing the reformation 2016 - A unique chance to be part of a recording project to capture the Psalm singing culture of Reformation Scotland.

Professor Siddiqui to talk on Muslim-Christian dialogue in Brussels

Professor Siddiqui will be speaking at the LERU event "Research on Religion, crucial for Europe’s societies", in Brussels on the 17th March 2016.

Dr Longkumer to present a paper at Oxford University

Dr Longkumer to present a paper at Oxford University

Given in Good Faith : celebrating the unique collections of New College Library

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.

Dr Linden Bicket will appear on BBC radio this Easter Sunday

Dr Bicket talks about Edwin Muir's poem "The Horses" on BBC Radio 4

Dr Ralston will be speaking in London for The Centre for Catholic Social Thought and Practice

Dr Joshua Ralston will be a panelist at the afternoon workshop titled The Church and the Migration Crisis: UK Perspectives on 13th June, 2016.

Science and Religion students win the 2016 Student Prize from ESSSAT

We've had some wonderful news these last few weeks - two of our Science and Religion students have won the 2016 Student Prize from ESSSAT.

Professor Christopher Southgate (University of Exeter), praises School of Divinity in Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science

This week the School of Divinity received high praise indeed from Professor Chris Southgate in the Zygon: Journal of Science and Religion, a leading journal in the field.

Dr Lydia Schumacher named co-investigator on Oxford University 'Love in Religion' project.

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Dr Schumacher has been named as a co-investigator on Oxford University 'Love in Religion' project.

Professor Siddiqui has been invited for a third year to give a lunch time talk at Goldman Sachs in London

Goldman Sachs have lunchtime conversations and want to talk about Professor Siddiqui's recent books, her role chairing the Stronger In Europe group as well as the political debates around multiculturalism.

Professor Siddiqui has been invited to respond to a series of papers regarding the use of words like moderate/ radicalisation etc when used in the context of religion

Professor Siddiqui has been asked by the Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme to talk at their day-long conference which aims to explore critically the language we use to talk about religious radicalism, featuring renowned keynote speakers from policy and academia.

Professor Siddiqui has been invited to lecture at Oxford University

The 2016 Barbara E. Ward Commemorative Lecture at Oxford University will be given by Professor Mona Siddiqui, Professor of Islamic and Inter-religious Studies

Honorary Fellow, Stephen Holmes has had his book shortlisted for the Whitfield Prize given by the Royal Historical Society

We are pleased to announce that our Hon Fellow, Stephen Holmes has had his book Sacred Signs in Reformation Scotland: Interpreting Worship, 1488-1590 (Oxford University Press) shortlisted for the Whitfield Prize given by the Royal Historical Society.

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.

Dr Lydia Schumacher has been appointed to the Editorial Board of International Journal of Philosophy and Theology

The school are very pleased to announce that Dr Schumacher has been appointed to the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Philosophy and Theology.

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 Siddiqui has been appointed honorary Professor at the International Care Ethics Observatory at the University of Surrey

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We are pleased to announce that the International Care Ethics Observatory at the University of Surrey has appointed Professor Mona Siddiqui as an Honorary Professor.

Professor Siddiqui has been asked to become a member of the BMA medical ethics committee

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Professor Siddiqui has been given the honour of being asked to become a member of the British Medical Association's ethics committee.

Elijah Hixson honored by Museum of The Bible Scholars Initiative

We are very pleased to announce that Elijah Hixon, PHD candidate here at New College has received the Edwin M. Yamauchi Award for Excellence in Textual Studies.

Emilie Wiedemann has been awarded the Undergraduate Essay Prize of the British Association for Jewish Studies

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We are very pleased to announce that Emilie Wiedemann’s honours dissertation has won the 2016 undergraduate essay prize of the British Association for Jewish Studies.

Dr Lydia Schumacher will deliver the opening keynote lecture at the Modern Church 2017 Conference

Dr Schumacher has been invited to deliver the opening keynote lecture on 'Why the Trinity Matters' at the Modern Church 2017 Conference in Hertfordshire.

Information for new students

New Students
We’re looking forward to welcoming you to New College in September, but in the meantime, we hope that this information can help you get ready for your arrival.

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.

Dr Ralston will be speaking at the Candler School of Theology Emory University, Atlanta

Dr Joshua Ralston will be speaking at the Unfinished Worlds: Jürgen Moltmann at 90 2 day conference in Atlanta on the 19th and 20th October 2016.

Dr Lydia Schumacher wins a 'Starting' Research Grant from the European Research Council

Dr Lydia Schumacher, Chancellor's Fellow in the School of Divinity, has recently obtained a 'Starting' Research Grant from the European Research Council for a project entitled 'Authority and Innovation in Early Franciscan Thought (1220-56)'.

Professor Siddiqui to give The Vincent Strudwick Lecture at The University of Oxford

The Vincent Strudwick Lecture 2016 will be given by Mona Siddiqui OBE on The politics of piety: voices and values in public life.

Professor Siddiqui will be awarded hon doctorate from Kings College London in October

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Professor Siddiqui will join previous recipient Professor Peter Higgs in recieving an honoray degree from King's College London in October.

Gifford Lecture Series with Professor Mona Siddiqui

20 - 29 September 2016 - Struggle, Suffering and Hope: Explorations in Islamic and Christian Traditions byProfessor Mona Siddiqui, OBE

Rooms renamed in honour of two inspirational, female theologians

On Thursday 15 September, two teaching rooms were renamed in honour of inspirational, female theologians from New College history in a moving ceremony attended by family and friends.

Professor Jane Dawson is asked to act in her capacity as world leading scholar of John Knox to help identify John Knox's bible at Glasgow University

Professor Dawson has been busy helping fellow academics to identify a bible that was thought to be owned by John Knox.

New College student represents The University of Edinburgh and the UK at the G20 in China

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This summer one of our MA Religious Studies undertook a memorable visit to China.

The Asian Religions Network announces two new annual public lectures

The University of Edinburgh’s Asian Religions Network is pleased to announce two new annual public lectures, which will be inaugurated this coming academic year.

Dr Joshua Ralston and Dr Alex Chow are discussed in "America: the national Catholic review"

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Read the "Interfaith Awareness and World Christian Consciousness" article published recently.

Read Dr Zachary Purvis' blog post on the Oxford university Press blog

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Dr Purvis recently blogged for the OUP blog on the topic of The University: past, present, … and future?

New College Take on Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

New College students and staff challenge the gender bias on Wikipedia by staging an afternoon edit-a-thon where they added and edited pages for prominent women associated with religion through history.