School of Divinity news articles from 2020.

The School of Divinity will host an online information session for prospective postgraduate students, 3-4pm Thursday 19 March 2020, as part of the University’s virtual open week.

The School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh, has established two new postgraduate scholarships in recognition of the late Professor Larry Hurtado and alumnus Dr Lloyd John Ogilvie.

Dr Arkotong Longkumer is part of a core team of international researchers embarking on a new collaborative project, the Governmateriality of Indigenous Religion(s) (GOVMAT).

Professor Timothy H Lim’s new book, The Earliest Commentary on the Prophecy of Habakkuk, will be the first major commentary on Pesher Habakkuk in 40 years.

Applications are open for our next Doctor of Ministry (DMin) programme run in collaboration with Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

Edinburgh Buddhist Studies network, University of Edinburgh, invites applications for a new PhD scholarship in Buddhist Studies.

Dr David Grumett, our Senior Lecturer in Theology and Ethics, has been appointed Deputy Chair of the Animal Welfare Committee in the UK government's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

Dr Sarah Lane Ritchie and Dr Tripp Fuller have been awarded £5,000 to facilitate international, interdisciplinary theological discourse and reflection on the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Friday 8 May 2020 marks 75 years since ‘Victory in Europe’ or VE Day, the end of the Second World War in Europe. In 1945 alumnus David Read was a prisoner of war with a Christian purpose.

Dr Chris Cotter is one of 13 academics meeting online to share views on ‘religion and worldviews’ in an ongoing project to reform religious education in England and Wales.

Dr Sandy Forsyth and Dr Sarah Lane Ritchie will be two of the leaders in an online Digital Church workshop, 11am-3pm, Monday 8 June 2020.

Two of the nine PhD candidates in the University of Edinburgh final of this year's 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition come from the School of Divinity.

Professor Mona Siddiqui is hosting a new University of Edinburgh series in which well-known guests discuss gratitude, relationships and public discourse.

Dr Naomi Appleton has been awarded a grant by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for a collaborative three-year project, looking at the development of the figure of the Buddha in Asian religious literature from the early Common Era.

Dr Emma Wild-Wood is Principal Investigator on an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Urgency fund project, ‘Belief in the time of Covid-19.'

We are delighted to announce that Dr Ulrich Schmiedel has been elected a member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh's Young Academy of Scotland.

The School of Divinity's Welcome Week took place this year, 14-18 September.

The School of Divinity is inviting nominations again for the following three awards to recognise students who have contributed the most to New College, the city of Edinburgh, or the promotion of Theology and Religious Studies, outside their academic work.

Rachel Frost is a joint recipient of this year’s prize, awarded annually to an individual or group of students who have done the most to enhance the reputation of the University.

To celebrate Black History Month we asked New College staff and students to tell us about Black people that have inspired them in their life and work. 

We’re delighted to announce that Professor Timothy Larsen (McManis Professor of Christian Thought at Wheaton College and an Honorary Fellow in the School of Divinity) has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Divinity by Research Publications by the University of Edinburgh.

Dr James Eglinton’s book, 'Bavinck: A Critical Biography' has just won The Gospel Coalition’s History and Biography book of the year.

Head of School, Professor Helen Bond announces the winners of the New College Student Recognition Awards for 2020.

Congratulations to all our students who graduated and to all those undergraduates who have been awarded prizes by the School of Divinity.

New College Post Doctoral Fellow Nathan Hood's essay, 'An Instrument of Conversion: James Melville’s Musical Catechism', has been chosen as the winner of the 2020 Scottish Church History Society Essay Prize.