News & Announcements

The University of Edinburgh has announced that David N. Hempton will deliver a series of six Gifford Lectures in the 2020–21 academic year. Dates to be confirmed.

Professor Hempton is dean of the Faculty of Divinity, Alonzo L. McDonald Family Professor of Evangelical Theological Studies, and John Lord O'Brian Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School.

Professor David N. Hempton's page on the Harvard Divinity School website.

In This World of Wonders

1995 St Andrews Gifford Lecturer Nicholas Wolterstorff recounts the details leading up to and accompanying his lectures in a soon to be published memoir (pp. 58, 260–64). 

From the publisher's website:

World-renowned Christian philosopher. Beloved professor. Author of the classic Lament for a Son. Nicholas Wolterstorff is all of these and more. His memoir, In This World of Wonders, opens a remarkable new window into the life and thought of this remarkable man. 

Monday, October 28, 2019 (All day)

Dates: 28, 29, 31 October and 4, 5, and 7 November 2019.

Information about the lectures will be updated upon availability.

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 05:30

Dates: 6, 7, 9, 27, 28, 30 May, 5.30-6.30pm.

The lectures may be followed by questions. Latest finishing time is 7pm.

Venue: St Cecilia’s Hall, 50 Niddry Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LG 

Tickets are free of charge and will be available here from 1 March 2019.

Information about the series will follow.

Robert N. McCauley, the William Rand Kenan Jr. University Professor of Philosophy at Emory College of Arts and Sciences, has been invited to be a Gifford Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen in 2020-2021.

The prestigious lectureships were established by Adam Lord Gifford (1820–1887), a senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, for notable scholars to deliver a series of public talks on “natural theology,” broadly construed as the knowledge of God.

The Hiddenness of God

Michael Rea's Gifford Lectures now available from Oxford University Press.

From the publisher's website:

Perry Schmidt-Leukel's 2015 Glasgow Gifford Lectures, "Interreligious Theology: The Future Shape of Theology," are now available (for pre-order) in German translation. A Chinese translation is also underway and will presumably come out in autumn 2019.

While a considerably expanded version of Alister E. McGrath's 2009 Aberdeen Gifford Lectures lectures was published in that same year as A Fine Tuned Universe: The Quest for God in Science and Theology, readers might be interested to know that a more accessible version of these lectures, supplemented with material setting them in a deeper context, was published in 2011 as Surprised by Meaning: Science, Faith, and How We make Sense of Things.

From the publisher's website:

One of the world’s most celebrated theologians argues for a Protestant anti-work ethic

In his classic The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, Max Weber famously showed how Christian beliefs and practices could shape persons in line with capitalism. In this significant reimagining of Weber’s work, Kathryn Tanner provocatively reverses this thesis, arguing that Christianity can offer a direct challenge to the largely uncontested growth of capitalism.
 

VTS Announces Publication of THE PENUMBRA OF ETHICS: THE GIFFORD LECTURES OF V.A. DEMANT WITH CRITICAL COMMENTARY AND ASSESSMENT 

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