School of Divinity

History of Christianity

Mondays, 4.10-5.30pm, Rainy Hall (unless otherwise indicated)

This listing includes notices of conferences by other organisations which are taking place in Edinburgh and which may be of interest. Everyone is warmly invited to our seminars.

Seminar Recordings can be found on Media Hopper Create.

Semester 2: Spring 2021

Date  Speaker/event Topic

18 January


Ms Beatrice Ang (Edinburgh)



Ms Natalie Smith (Edinburgh)

Joint Seminar 

'Processions as Tools of Persuasion in the Pastoral Strategy of John Chrysostom'


'Memory, Materiality, and Movement: Sacred Placemaking and Procession in Fourth-Century Jerusalem'

1 February 

Professor Timothy Larsen (Wheaton College and Edinburgh)

Vernon Storr, Liberal Evangelicals, and the Bible in the Interwar Church of England'


22 February

Dr Alex Corrigan (Edinburgh)

'George Mackenzie of Cromarty’s Synopsis Apocalyptica: Eschatology, Judeophobia and the Union of 1707’

8 March 

Mr Sergiej Slavinski (Edinburgh)


'The “Slippery Slope” Logic of Francis Cheynell's Anti-Socinianism"'

22 March 

Dr Simone Maghenzani (Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge)

‘Italy and its Sixteenth-Century Reformations Reconsidered’

Semester 1: Autumn 2020

Date  Speaker/event Topic

5 October 


Professor Susan Hardman-Moore (Edinburgh)

Dr Paul Parvis (Edinburgh)

Professor Stewart J Brown (Edinburgh)

Panel Discussion

'What is the History of Christianity?'

19 October 

Dr Sara Parvis (Edinburgh)

‘Deadly Christian Games: Basil of Caesarea and the Politics of Confessing the Holy Spirit in 375'


2 November

Dr Felicity Loughlin (University of St Andrews)

'Unbelief in Scotland c.1789-1843: The Last Blasphemy Trials'

16 November 

Professor Emeritus Jane Dawson (Edinburgh)

'When is a Cleric not a Cleric? Some Answers from Sixteenth-Century Scotland’

30 November 

Rev Dr Peter Jupp (Edinburgh)

‘“Death is nothing at all”’: Henry Scott Holland's Sermon at St Paul's Cathedral on the Death of King Edward VII, 1910: Its Personal, Political and Religious Contexts’