The History of Scottish Theology, Volume I: Celtic Origins to Reformed Orthodoxy

ISBN : 9780198759331

David Fergusson; Mark W. Elliott
416 ページ
153 x 234 mm
History of Scottish Philosophy

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, missionary, 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.


List of Contributors
1 David Fergusson and Mark W. Elliott: Introduction
2 Thomas O Loughlin: Theology in Scotland before Scholasticism
3 Lydia Schumacher: Richard of St Victor
4 Peter Damian: Adam of Dryburgh
5 Stephen Mark Holmes: Liturgical Theology before 1600
6 Richard Cross: Duns Scotus
7 Simon J. G. Burton: John Ireland and the Transformation of Scotist Theology
8 John Slotemaker: John Mair as Theologian
9 Giovanni Gellera: Sixteenth-Century Philosophy and Theology after John Mair
10 Euan Cameron: John Knox and Andrew Melville
11 Mark W. Elliott: Political and Ecclesial Theology in the Sixteenth Century
12 Iain R. Torrance: The Bible in Sixteenth-Century Scotland
13 Martin Holt Dotterweich: Habit and Belief in the Early Scottish Reformation
14 Ian Hazlett: Confessions and Catechisms to c.1620
15 Mark W. Elliott: Spiritual Theology in Bruce, Howie, Johnston, Boyd, and Leighton
16 Federal Theology from the Reformation to c
17 Guy M. Richard: The Covenant Idea in mid-seventeenth-century Scotland
18 Alexander Broadie: The Reformed Scholasticism of James Dundas
19 Whitney G. Gamble: The Theology of the Westminster Confession of Faith in its Context
20 Aaron Clay Denlinger: The Aberdeen Doctors and Henry Scougal
21 Marie-Luise Ehrenschwendten: Episcopalian spirituality: the Garden Brothers and Henry Scougal
22 James Eglinton: Early Modern French and Dutch Connections
23 Tom Green: Early Modern Jurisprudence and Theology
24 Stephen G. Myers: The Marrow Controversy: Boston, Erskine, and Hadow
25 R. Scott Spurlock: Boundaries of Scottish Reformed Orthodoxy 1560 1700


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 Elliott is Professor of Theology at the University of Glasgow and Professorial Fellow at the University of Toronto (Wycliffe College), having been Professor at St Andrews University. He is from Glasgow, educated at Oxford, Aberdeen and Cambridge and recipient of A von Humboldt stipendia for research trips at Heidelberg and Munich. He has written on Providence in terms both of the History of the idea and of the biblical and theological foundations. He specialises in History of biblical exegesis and doctrine.