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 issue of our online journal published

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 alumna – Rachel Welcher

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

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 Natasha O’Hear, ‘Picturing the Apocalypse’

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 Richard Bauckham, ‘The Bible in the Contemporary World’

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 Andrew Rogers, ‘Congregational Hermeneutics…’

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 Zoë Bennett, ‘Using the Bible in Practical Theology’