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School of Divinity news articles from 2017

This page features a list of School of Divinity news articles from 2017.

Professor Mona Siddiqui invited by British Academy to deliver the Lecture in Religious Studies for 2018

British Academy Lecture in Religious Studies 2018, will be given by Professor Mona Siddiqui

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

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

The Reverend Dr Harriet Harris recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list

The Reverend Dr Harriet Harris recognised in the Queen's New Year's Honours list.

New College Main Entrance is closed (Apr 8–May 1)

Please use alternative entrance via Ramsay Lane, which is clearly signposted.

Prof Helen Bond in TV Programme "The Last Days of Jesus", 1805 hrs, Good Friday, Channel 5

Prof Helen Bond in TV Programme "The Last Days of Jesus", 1805 hrs, Good Friday, Channel 5

Dr James Eglinton to give lectures in Amsterdam and Oxford

On 2 and 8 May, Dr James Eglinton will give lectures based on his current monograph project - a new biography of Herman Bavinck - in Amsterdam and Oxford

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.

John Knox brings Colleges on either side of the Atlantic closer together

Jane Dawson Graduation Address Toronto
Jane Dawson carried the warm greetings of New College and the School of Divinity to our sister college in Toronto.

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.

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

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.

David Fergusson delivered Mackay Lectures at Taiwan Theological College and Seminary

The Mackay Lectures are named in honour of George Mackay (1841-1901), the first Presbyterian missionary in northern Formosa (now Taiwan).

PhD students in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament take part in Annual Meeting of OTSEM (Old Testament Studies: Epistemologies and Methods

OTSEM group Photo
Last weekend, 8th–10th September, a group of Edinburgh PhD students in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament participated at the Annual Meeting of OTSEM (Old Testament Studies: Epistemologies and Methods), which was hosted by the University of Helsin

Dr Joshua Ralston to Speak at International Conference on Theology of Religions

”Theology of Religions” is among the most burning issues within Christian theology today. Systematic and fundamental theologians, as well as specialists in non-Christian religions, will study and discuss different ways of handling conflicting truth claims and religious narratives between religions.

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

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

Reverend Professor Duncan Forrester (1933-2016)

Memorial Service Thursday 30 November 2017

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

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.

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

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.

PG Committee News Update

PG Committee New College Group Photo
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

Lucy Schouten
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:

Christian-Muslim Network Hosts Inaugural Conference

Christian-Muslim Network Logo
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.

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.

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School Annual Away Day 2014

School away day to Comrie.

Prof Siddiqui speaks to the Observer

"If Muslims love being British, they must act to ensure peace."

International Women's Day at New College

A selection of the staff and students of New College come together to mark International Women's Day and celebrate the School of Divinity's achievement of a Bronze GEM / Athena SWAN award for gender equality.