The History of Scottish Theology, Volume II: From the Early Enlightenment to the Late Victorian Era

ISBN : 9780198759348

David Fergusson; Mark Elliott
464 ページ
153 x 234 mm

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 Donald Macleod: The Significance of the Westminster Confession
2 Paul Helm: Between Orthodoxy and Enlightenment: Blackwell, Halyburton, and Riccaltoun
3 Jonathan Yaeger: Jonathan Edwards and his Scottish Contemporaries
4 Christian Maurer: Early Enlightenment Shifts: Simson, Campbell, and Leechman
5 Thomas Ahnert: Philosophy and Theology in the Mid-Eighteenth Century
6 Stewart J. Brown: Moderate Theology and Preaching, c.1750-1800
7 John McIntosh: Eighteenth-Century Evangelicalism
8 Anne MacLeod Hill: Reformed Theology in Gaelic Women's Poetry and Song
9 James Foster: Literate Piety: John Witherspoon and James McCosh
10 David Bebbington: Dissenting Theology from the 1720s to the 1840s
11 Tom McInally: The Influence of the Scots Colleges in Paris, Rome and Spain
12 Raymond McCluskey: Catholic Thought in the Late-Eighteenth Century: George Hay and John Geddes
13 Mark Elliott: Natural and Revealed Theology in Hill and Chalmers
14 Iain Whyte: Theology, Slavery, and Abolition 1756-1848
15 Ian Campbell: Scottish Literature in a Time of Change
16 Alison M. Jack: The Calvinist Paradox in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Literature
17 Andrew Purves: New Trends: Erskine of Linlathen, Irving, and McLeod Campbell
18 Michael Brautigam: Free Church Theology 1843-1900: Disruption Fathers and Believing Critics
19 Rowan Strong: Episcopalian Theology 1689-c.1900
20 Andrew R. Holmes: Scottish Theology in Nineteenth-Century Ireland
21 David Fergusson: Hume amongst the Theologians
22 Frances M. Henderson: The Borthwick Sisters: Experiential Theology and Hymnody in the Nineteenth-Century Free Church
23 Bryan Spinks: The Liturgical Revolution: Prayers, Hymns, and Stained Glass
24 William Johnstone: Biblical Criticism in the Nineteenth-Century: Alexander Geddes to William Robertson Smith
25 Will Storrar: As Open as Possible: Presbyterian Modernity in Scotland's Long Nineteenth Century
26 Eric G. McKimmon: The Secession and United Presbyterian Churches
27 Colin Kidd: Extra-Terrestrials and the Heavens in Nineteenth-Century Theology
28 David Fergusson: The Reception of Darwin
29 Finlay Macdonald: Liberal, Broad Church, and Reforming Influences in the Late-Nineteenth Century


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.