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

ISBN : 9780198759355

David Fergusson; Mark Elliott
368 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, 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.


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