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Faculty of Divinity


Christian Theology Research Seminars

The graduate seminar in Christian Theology meets fortnightly each term.  It’s a lively and friendly forum for graduate students and senior members. A wide range of topics are discussed relating to Christian theology, often with a philosophical, historical, or exegetical dimension, as well as themes of from ethics and Christian practice.  

The seminars are open to all graduates and senior members, and others on request to the seminar convenor Professor David Fergusson (

Christian Theology Seminar Programme 

Easter Term 2023/24

The seminar meets in the Lightfoot Room in the Faculty of Divinity, from 2.30 pm – 4.00 pm, unless otherwise stated. 

29 April

Professor Gabby Thomas (Emory)

This is a conjoint seminar with the Religions of Late Antiquity seminar; we will meet from 2.00 – 3.30 pm.


01 May

The Literal Sense of Scripture According to Thomas Aquinas’s Commentary on the Psalms

Professor Christopher Holmes (Otago)

15 May

Rethinking the titulus crucis with John Calvin

Dr James Eglinton (Edinburgh)

29 May

Professor David Jasper (Glasgow)

The Bible, Theology and Literature: A Conflict of Interests?

(This paper will explore material from Scripture and Literature: A David Jasper Anthology. Baylor, 2023.)

Professor David Jasper (Glasgow)

14 June - Social event


All colleagues, MPhil and PhD students in Christian Theology or other areas (such as Classics, History and Philosophy), from within and outside the Faculty, are warmly welcome.