The History of Scottish Theology, Volume 1: Celtic Origins to Reformed Orthodoxy

Fergusson, D. and Elliott, M. W. (Eds.) (2019) The History of Scottish Theology, Volume 1: Celtic Origins to Reformed Orthodoxy. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780198759331

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Straddling over a millennium of theological work, these essays explore the beginnings of Scottish theology from the time of the Columban church through monasticism to the era of medieval scholasticism, and then from the Reformation (1560) to later traditions of Reformed orthodoxy until c.1700. Well-known figures including Scotus, Richard of St Victor, John Mair, John Knox, Andrew Melville, Samuel Rutherford, and Henry Scougall are explored, while attention is also devoted to the ways in which Scottish theology was connected to philosophy, law, politics, church life, and patterns of spirituality. The period under review includes the foundation of five Scottish universities in St Andrews, Glasgow, Aberdeen (King’s and Marischal), and Edinburgh. The influence of Reformed confessions, particularly the Westminster Confession (1646), is treated in several essays both as a standard of uniformity and a source of controversy. Throughout the volume, the multiple connections with Europe and other parts of the British Isles are evident through exile, dispersion, international debates, and institutional links.

Item Type:Edited Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Elliott, Professor Mark
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Published Online:01 October 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright @ 2019 Oxford University Press
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