The University of Glasgow's Faculty of Divinity in the First World War

Methuen, C. , Firn, A., Henneberry, A. and Novotny, J. (2019) The University of Glasgow's Faculty of Divinity in the First World War. Scottish Church History, 48(1), pp. 1-33. (doi:10.3366/sch.2019.0002)

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Abstract

How was the Divinity Faculty at the University of Glasgow affected by the First World War? This article draws on the University Archives and the lists of serving Divinity Students produced for the Church of Scotland's General Assembly to explore the stories of the Faculty of Divinity's staff and students (both current and potential), who joined up. It considers the way in which the Faculty adjusted to the depletions resulting from the War, as numbers of students dropped to a fraction of pre-War enrolments, and outlines the arrangements made by the Church of Scotland to allow Divinity Students who had served to complete their studies. Finally, it analyses the responses of the Glasgow Divinity professors to the General Assembly's recommendation that the Scotland's Divinity Faculties should combine resources with their sister United Free Church Colleges. This step of ecumenical, inter-presbyterian cooperation paved the way for the establishment of Glasgow's Trinity College after the 1929 Reunion.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Methuen, Professor Charlotte and Novotny, Dr Jennifer
Authors: Methuen, C., Firn, A., Henneberry, A., and Novotny, J.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BX Christian Denominations
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies
College of Arts > School of Humanities
Journal Name:Scottish Church History
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press
ISSN:2516-6298
ISSN (Online):2516-6301
Published Online:01 March 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 Edinburgh University Press
First Published:First published in Scottish Church History 48(1): 1-33
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
666621Voices of War and Peace - the Great War and its LegacyCharlotte MethuenArts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)AH/L008149/1CRIT - THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES