Theology and the Arts – guest speakers

Chris Wojtulewicz (KU Leuven) was one of our guest speakers at the September 2020 study week for our programme. His book, Meister Eckhart on the Principle: An Analysis of the principium in his Latin Works was published by Peeters in 2017. Another of our guest speakers during the week was Prof. Christopher Southgate (Exeter) who … Read more

New issue of our online journal published

Bible and the Contemporary World Vol 2, No. 2 (2020) has been published today. Nicky Bull, ‘The Green Gospel.’ Jenny Lunn, ‘The Common Good and Social Care of Older Adults in England.’ Gray Gardner, ‘Pixelated Preachers.’ Robert J. Phillips, ‘Left Behind: An Overview and Critique.’ David Conway, ‘Troubled Children.’ More information on the journal, which … Read more

New book by MLitt alumna – Rachel Welcher

Rachel Joy Welcher (MLitt, 2018) will be publishing Talking Back to Purity Culture Rediscovering Faithful Christian Sexuality in November 2020. Rachel’s book has its genesis in her MLitt dissertation she wrote as part of this programme.  Her publisher, InverVarsity Press, describe this significant contribution to pastoral and practical theology: The generation born into evangelical purity … Read more

New book by MLitt alumnus

Daniel Rentfro jr (MLitt, 2016) has published The Law of Freedom: Justice and Mercy in the Practice of Law.  Daniel examines the legal and theological roots of the concept of equity, and the implications that the diminishment of equity as a legal concept has for the moral dilemmas faced by the practicing lawyer. Meditating on … Read more

Bennett & Rowland ‘In a Glass Darkly’

Zoë Bennett gave a guest lecture at our January 2019 study week for the module ‘The Bible and the Contemporary World’. The springboard for her talk was Zoë’s recent book, co-authored with Christopher Rowland, In a Glass Darkly: The Bible, Reflection and Everyday Life.

The Warriors Who Do Not Fight, by Alison Swinfen and Tawona Sitholé – new book from Wild Goose Publications

Alison Phipps (Swinfen) (UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts; Professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies at the University of Glasgow; and Co-Convener of Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network) and her colleagues Tawona Sitholé (a Zimbabwean writer and musician and Poet in Residence with the UNESCO Chair programme), and Gameli Tordzro (artist in … Read more

Natasha O’Hear, ‘Picturing the Apocalypse’

Natasha O’Hear gave a guest lecture at the study week for our module, ‘The Book of Revelation’ in September 2017. We congratulate Natasha and her co-author Anthony O’Hear on the recognition of their book Picturing the Apocalypse (Oxford University Press) afforded by The Art+ChristianityEnquiry ACE/Mercers’ Book Award. It is the only literary prize worldwide for a publication … Read more

Richard Bauckham, ‘The Bible in the Contemporary World’

Richard Bauckham was one of the originators of our distance learning MLitt programme whilst he was a professor here at St Andrews. This book by Bauckham proposes reading the Bible as a coherent story. He shows his method in means of chapters connecting the Bible to, for example, issues of autonomy, globalisation, and ecoological concerns. … Read more

Andrew Rogers, ‘Congregational Hermeneutics…’

Andrew Rogers has given a guest lecture at two of our study weeks (September 2015 and January 2017). The students have valued his insights into how people are actually reading the Bible. Understanding more about the ways congregations interpret Scripture is an important contribution to thinking through how the Bible and the contemporary world connect. Rogers’ work … Read more

Zoë Bennett, ‘Using the Bible in Practical Theology’

Zoë Bennett gave a guest lecture at our study week in January 2014 where she introduced some of the key themes of her, then, new book. I recommend this book to anyone looking to connect the Bible to contemporary issues. She juxtaposes 21st century practical theology with the work of leading nineteenth-century public ‘theologian’, John … Read more