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David Fergusson

1956 -

Professor of Divinity and Principal of New College

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David Fergusson is a leading Protestant theologian in Scotland, a leader in church and theological education, and the author of many works, with a special focus on modern Reformed theology and issue in science and religion. He serves as principal of New College, University of Edinburgh.
He studied philosophy and theology and earned his MA, BD, and DPhil in Edinburgh, after that serving for several years as a parish minister in the Church of Scotland. From 1990 to 2000, Fergusson was professor of systematic theology at the University of Aberdeen. He returned to Edinburgh and was appointed professor of divinity at New College.
His academic interests have included issues in Christian doctrine, theological ethics, and the history of Reformed theology, especially in its Scottish context. He has served as President of the Society for the Study of Theology (2000–2) and is a director and editorial board member of the Scottish Journal of Theology. From 2005–8 he was chair of the U.K. Association of University Departments of Theology and Religious Studies.
Fergusson has delivered the Warfield Lectures at Princeton (2009), the Bampton Lectures in Oxford (2001), and the Cunningham Lectures in Edinburgh (1996). He has also lectured in Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, and Australia. From 2010–12, he was principal investigator for a project on Christianity, Psychotherapy and Spirituality in Scotland 1945–2000. Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the project included collecting oral histories and a scholarly evaluation of the postwar influences that pastoral counseling and psychotherapy shared in Scotland.
Fergusson has written more than sixty book chapters and journal articles on theological topics. Among his books are: Blackwell Companion to 19th Century Theology (2010); Faith and Its Critics (2009); Scottish Philosophical Theology (2007); Church, State and Civil Society (2004); Community, Liberalism and Christian Ethics (1998); The Cosmos and the Creator: Introduction to the Theology of Creation (1998); and Bultmann (1992). He is coeditor for: Cambridge Dictionary of Theology (2011); Scottish Philosophical Theology (2007); and The Future as God’s Gift: Explorations in Christian Eschatology (2001).
—L. Witham, 2012
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