The School has received £1.75 million to help explore a new generation of questions at the intersection of theology and science. The grant creates two new positions at St Andrews, and ten others for early-career scholars at universities around the world.
The School of Divinity is very pleased to welcome three new members of staff: Dr T.J. Lang (Lecturer, New Testament), Dr Andrew Torrance (Lecturer, Logos Institute), and Dr Timothy Baylor (Teaching Fellow, Systematic Theology).
Dr Eric Stoddart has received funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to develop this interdisciplinary field. The first workshop, 'Surveillance, Religion, and Security' will be held in Birmingham in October. Call for papers here.
Top in the National Student Survey...again
Students in St Mary’s have once again ranked us as the best department in the UK in our subject group - Theology and Religious Studies. As Head of School, Dr Stephen Holmes notes, 'There are many university league tables, and we treat some of them with more than a pinch of salt, but the National Student Survey asks graduating students directly about their experience on their course, and so matters.'
£1.6 million for new Logos Institute
The Faculty has received a £1.6 million grant to launch the Logos Institute for Analytic and Exegetical Theology. Four new professorial fellows will include Oliver Crisp, Stephen Evans, Peter van Inwagen and Michael Rea and a new senior appointment is to be advertised. Six, full-fee doctoral scholarships are now available starting 2016 (see advertisement). There will also be a new MLitt programme in Analytic and Exegetical Theology.