Dr James Eglinton (LLB (Hons.), BTh (Dist.), PhD)

Meldrum Lecturer in Reformed Theology with specialisation in Systematic Theology


I am a systematic and historical theologian who works primarily between the Scottish and Dutch Reformed traditions.

I am a graduate of the Universities of Aberdeen (LLB Hons.), Glasgow (BTh Dist.) and Edinburgh (PhD).

Upon the completion of my PhD, I moved to the Netherlands to take up a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Theologische Universiteit Kampen (2010-2012). Following this I was appointed senior researcher in systematic and historical theology at the same university. In October 2013 I returned to New College as Meldrum Lecturer in Reformed Theology.

I have fairly broad interests in systematic and historical theology, particularly within the Reformed tradition. The bulk of my research thus far has focused on Dutch neo-Calvinism (Herman Bavinck, Abraham Kuyper et al), and the relationship of Reformed theology in its Scottish and Dutch guises. Alongside this, I maintain an interest in the relationship of theology to multilingualism.

My first book, Trinity and Organism (T&T Clark, 2012), explored Herman Bavinck's trinitarianism. I have published articles in the Journal of Reformed Theology, Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies, Calvin Theological Journal, The Kuyper Center Review, Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology, Theology in Scotland and La Revue Réformée.


LLB (Hons.), BTh (Dist.), PhD

Responsibilities & affiliations

External appointments

Member of editorial or advisory boards for journals:

Theologia Reformata

European Journal of Theology

The Bavinck Review

Undergraduate teaching

Christian Theology: Approaches and Themes

Christian Theology: Doctrines and Debates

Research summary

Themes of:

Historical Theology

Systematic Theology

Current research interests

Systematic theology Reformed theology Calvinism neo-Calvinism (Herman Bavinck, Abraham Kuyper et al) Gaelic/Celtic theology Scottish theology Dutch theology Theology and multilingualism

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