The History of Scottish Theology, Volume III The Long Twentieth Century

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  • Copyright: 2019-12-31
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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This three-volume work comprises over eighty essays surveying the history of Scottish theology from the early middle ages onwards. Written by an international team of scholars, the collection provides the most comprehensive review yet of the theological movements, figures, and themes that have shaped Scottish culture and exercised a significant influence in other parts of the world. Attention is given to different traditions and to the dispersion of Scottish theology through exile, migration, and missionary activity.

The volumes present in diachronic perspective the theologies that have flourished in Scotland from early monasticism until the end of the twentieth century. The History of Scottish Theology, Volume I covers the period from the appearance of Christianity around the time of Columba to the era of Reformed Orthodoxy in the seventeenth century. Volume II begins with the early Enlightenment and concludes in late Victorian Scotland. Volume III explores the 'long twentieth century'. Recurrent themes and challenges are assessed, but also new currents and theological movements that arose through Renaissance humanism, Reformation teaching, federal theology, the Scottish Enlightenment, evangelicalism, mission, biblical criticism, idealist philosophy, dialectical theology, and existentialism. Chapters also consider the Scots Catholic colleges in Europe, Gaelic women writers, philosophical scepticism, the dialogue with science, and the reception of theology in liturgy, hymnody, art, literature, architecture, and stained glass. Contributors also discuss the treatment of theological themes in Scottish literature.

Author Biography

David Fergusson, Professor of Divinity, The University of Edinburgh,Mark Elliott, Professor of Theology, The University of Glasgow and the University of Toronto (Wycliffe College)

David Fergusson is Professor of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the British Academy. His publications include The Providence of God: A Polyphonic Approach (2018) and Faith and Its Critics: A Conversation (2009).

Mark W. Elliott is Professor of Divinity and Biblical Criticism at the University of Glasgow. Glaswegian by birth, he was further educated at Oxford, Aberdeen and Cambridge, where he wrote a PhD on The Song of Songs and Christology in the Early Church. Before Glasgow, he taught at St Andrews, Nottingham University and Liverpool Hope. His main focus is the relationship between biblical exegesis and Christian doctrine, both ancient and modern, but has a particular interest in Scottish theology in its international context.

Table of Contents

1. Carmina Gadelica, Domhnall Uillean Stiubhard
2. Scottish Kenotic Theology, Bruce McCormack
3. Theologies of the Cross: Denney and Forsyth, Jason Goroncy
4. The Theology of the Scottish Protestant Missionary Movement, Brian Stanley
5. Theology and Ecumenism after Edinburgh 1910, Marlene Finlayson
6. From Idealism to Personalism: Caird, Oman and Macmurray, Adam Hood
7. The Gifford Lectures, Gordon Graham
8. A Century of Social Theology, Johnston Mackay
9. John Baillie and Donald Baillie, George Newlands
10. Theology and Art in Scotland, David Brown
11. The influence of Barth in Scotland, Paul Nimmo
12. Modern Christology: Mackintosh, Baillie and Macquarrie, David Fergusson
13. The dissemination of Scottish theology: T. & T. Clark, John Riches
14. The Scottish Theological Diaspora: Canada, Cairns Craig
15. The Scottish Theological Diaspora: Australasia, Peter Matheson
16. Ronald Gregor Smith, George Pattison
17. Thomas F. Torrance, Paul Molnar
18. Theology and Practice of Mission in Mid-Twentieth Century Scotland, Alexander Forsyth
19. The Revival of Celtic Christianity, Ian Bradley
20. Catholic and Protestant Sensibilities in Scottish Literature: Stevenson to Spark, Linden Bicket
21. Theological Constructions of Scottish National Identity, Doug Gay
22. Catholic Theology since Vatican II, William McFadden
23. Late Twentieth-Century Controversies in Sexual Ethics, Gender and Ordination, Lesley Orr
24. Episcopalian Theology in the Twentieth Century, Alison Peden
25. Reformed Theology in the Later Twentieth Century, Gary Badcock

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