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The History of Scottish Theology, Volume II: From the Early Enlightenment to the Late Victorian Era

David Fergusson and Mark Elliott


This second volume in The History of Scottish Theology comprises 29 essays ranging from the early Enlightenment to the end of the ‘long nineteenth century’. Attention is devoted to key doctrinal and apologetic themes relating to the inheritance of Reformed orthodoxy and the appearance of deism, as well as to newer challenges and revisionist approaches that later emerged. The extent to which the mid eighteenth-century scholars of the Church of Scotland were committed to the movement that later became known as ‘the Scottish Enlightenment’ is discussed by several contributors who explore the impo ... More

Keywords: Monasticism, Celtic religion, scholasticism, Scottish universities, Reformation, Westminster Confession, Enlightenment, ecumenism

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198759348
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198759348.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Fergusson, editor
Professor of Divinity, University of Edinburgh

Mark Elliott, editor
Professor of Historical and Biblical Theology, University of St Andrews

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4 Early Enlightenment Shifts

Christian Maurer

9 Literate Piety

James Foster

17 New Trends

Andrew Purves

22 The Borthwick Sisters

Frances M. Henderson

25 As Open as Possible

William Storrar

28 The Reception of Darwin

David Fergusson