The History of Scottish Theology, Volume II: From the Early Enlightenment to the Late Victorian Era

Fergusson, D. and Elliott, M. W. (Eds.) (2019) The History of Scottish Theology, Volume II: From the Early Enlightenment to the Late Victorian Era. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780198759348

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This second volume in The History of Scottish Theology comprises 29 essays ranging from the early Enlightenment to the end of the ‘long nineteenth century’. Attention is devoted to key doctrinal and apologetic themes relating to the inheritance of Reformed orthodoxy and the appearance of deism, as well as to newer challenges and revisionist approaches that later emerged. The extent to which the mid eighteenth-century scholars of the Church of Scotland were committed to the movement that later became known as ‘the Scottish Enlightenment’ is discussed by several contributors who explore the importance of Moderate and Evangelical trends. The influence of nineteenth-century continental developments, including kenotic Christology, idealism, and biblical criticism, is also registered, alongside exploration of the issues raised by religious scepticism, slavery, and the natural sciences. Several essays are devoted to describing the wider dissemination and refraction of theological ideas in Gaelic women’s poetry, Scottish literature, liturgical reform, preaching, hymn writing, and civic architecture. The international influence of Scottish theology is also described, both through the work of important thinkers who migrated to the USA and in the establishment of Scots colleges in Europe.

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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