School of Divinity

Theology and Ethics

Wednesdays, 4:10pm, in the Martin Hall unless otherwise stated

All welcome. For enquiries, please contact Professor Rachel Muers:

Semester 1: Autumn 2023

Date  Speaker Topic

20 September

Professor Jeremy Carrette (University of Edinburgh) and panel

Interdisciplinary Whole-School Research Event, hosted by the Theology & Ethics Seminar

“The Concept of Faith”

Professor Jeremy Carrette, the new Head of the School of Divinity, will introduce his recent publication on faith in the work of William James, and a panel of respondents will open up a discussion about the concept of “faith” in the different disciplines of Theology and Religious Studies. All staff and students from all parts of the School are warmly encouraged to attend this special event for the start of the academic year.


4 October

Professor Ian McFarland (Emory University)

"The Goodness of Creation as an Eschatological Concept"

18 October

Dr King-Ho Leung (St Andrews)

"Aquinas and Anti-Blackness"

Thursday 26 October


Professor Gavin D’Costa (Bristol)

(also featuring Dr Joshua Ralston, Edinburgh)

"Christian Theological Engagement with Islam: Surveying the Field and Looking Ahead"

Online participation by our seminar in an international symposium

Monday 6 November

Professor Ayesha Chaudhry (University of British Columbia)

Joint Seminar with Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations

8 November Professor Rachel Muers (Edinburgh), Professor Matthew Treherne (Leeds), and Dr Mark Davies (Leeds) Launch for RSE Networking research project "Thinking the Future of Money in the Humanities"
Tuesday 14 November Dr Zahra Ayubi (Dartmouth College)

The Gunning Lecture

"Gender, Authority and Epistemology in Islamic Medical Ethics"

Jointly sponsored with Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, and Science and Religion

22 November

Dr Emma Percy (Aberdeen)

"When the Going Gets Tough: The Virtue of Fortitude"

Semester 2: Spring 2024

Date  Speaker Topic

24 January

Dr Joanna Leidenhag (Leeds)


7 February

Professor Tom Greggs (Aberdeen)


21 February

Dr Ashley Cocksworth (Roehampton)


7 March


Postgraduate paper session

21 March

Dr Simeon Xu (University of Edinburgh)