History of Christianity

Mondays, 4:10pm, in the Martin Hall unless otherwise stated

All welcome. For enquiries, please contact Dr Simon Burton, for semester one, and Dr Sara Parvis, for semester two.

Semester 2: Spring 2024

Date  Speaker/event Topic
15 January

Dr Elizabeth Drummond Young (University of Edinburgh)

“Donald MacKinnon (1913-1994): Christian conversation in godless philosophical times.”

29 January

Dr Alasdair Raffe (University of Edinburgh)

‘Religious Orthodoxy, Heterodoxy and the Scottish Enlightenment’

12 February

Dr Ruth Atherton (University of South Wales)

‘“Death is the Best Doctor”: Protestant Teachings on the Body and Soul in Reformation Germany’

26 February

Dr Salam Rassi (University of Edinburgh)

Title tbc

11 March

Dr Karie Schultz (University of St Andrews)

‘Identity Formation at the Scots, English, and Irish Colleges in Rome, c. 1650-1707.’

25 March

Barbara Bradley (University of Edinburgh)


Emily Baylor (University of Edinburgh)

“The Possibilities of the Immaculate Conception Dogma in the Catholic Feminist Imagination”


“Christianity, Sexual Reform, and the Widening Electorate in Victorian Britain”

Semester 1: Autumn 2023

Date  Speaker/event Topic
25 September

Dr Patrick S. McGhee (Durham University)

“The Reformation of the Heathen: Theology, History, and Nature in the Protestant Atlantic World, 1500-1700”

9 October

Jenny Yang (University of Edinburgh)


Gemma King (University of Edinburgh)

"Biblical Interpretation in Early North Africa from Tertullian to Augustine"


“‘Female Clergy’: A critical examination of the ministry of Anna Buchan’s women of the manse”

23 October

Prof. David Bebbington (University of Stirling)

“Evangelical Preaching in North America in the Late Twentieth Century”

7 November

4:10-5:30pm Elizabeth Templeton

Dr Andrew Holmes (Queen’s University Belfast)

“Beyond Unionism and conflict? Protestant religion in Northern Ireland to 1980”

20 November

Dr William Hyland (University of St Andrews)

“Nos pie dubitemus: Mariological Themes in the Sermons of Nicholas of Cusa”