School of Divinity

History of Christianity

Mondays, 4.10-5.30pm, Rainy Hall and Teams (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 1: Autumn 2021

Date  Speaker/event Topic

27 September

Dr Paul Parvis (Edinburgh)

Where have all the teachers gone?

How – not why – was Paul of Samosata condemned in 268?

11 October


Professor David Hempton (Harvard Divinity School)

Gifford Lectures

Networks, Nodes, and Nuclei in the History of Christianity, c. 1500-2020


25 October

Dr Anna Mackay (School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, University of Edinburgh)

“He who has seen me has seen the Father”: The Veronica Legend in Medieval England

*This Seminar is being co-hosted with the Scottish Network for Religion and Literature

8 November

Dr Ian J. Shaw (Edinburgh)


Nineteenth-Century Perceptions of the "Double Cure" in Home and Overseas Mission

22 November

Dr Simon Burton (Edinburgh)

Cusa, Copernicus and the Plurality of Worlds:

Astronomical Mysticism in the Hartlib Circle and its Periphery