George Newlands

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George Newlands is Professor Emeritus of Divinity in the University of Glasgow and an Honorary Professorial Research Fellow.

Educated at Edinburgh (MA, BD, PhD, D.Litt.), Heidelberg and Cambridge (MA), he has been Dean of the Faculty of Divinity and Head of Department, and previously a University Lecturer in Divinity in Cambridge, and Dean of Trinity Hall. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and of the Royal Society of Arts, an Honorary Fellow of New College, Edinburgh, and President of the Society for the Study of Theology (2013-2014.)

Dr Newlands’ research interests are in modern systematic theology, Christology, emancipatory theology and the history of Christian thought. Recent publications are: Traces of Liberality ( Peter Lang, 2005), Christ and Human Rights (Ashgate 2006), Faith and Human Rights (Fortress 2008) and Hospitable God ( Ashgate 2010.)

He was Chair of the Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies panel for the HEFCE Research Assessment Exercise of 2008. The God of Love and Human Dignity, essays for George Newlands, edited by Paul Middleton, was published in 2007 ( T&T Clark, London)

Professor Newlands is an ordained minister of the Church of Scotland and a priest of the Church of England. He is a past Convener of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland’s Panel on Doctrine, has served on the Doctrine Committees of the Church of England and the Scottish Episcopal Church, and was a founding member of Affirmation Scotland.

Christ & Human RightsThe God of Love and Human Dignity

Main Publications:

Spirit of Liberality (Wipf and Stock 2014)

Hospitable God-The Transformative Dream – Ashgate 2010 (with Allen Smith)

Faith and Human Rights (Fortress 2008) ( with Richard Amesbury)

Christ and Human Rights – Ashgate 2006

Traces of Liberality – Peter Lang 2006

The Transformative Imagination: Rethinking Intercultural Theology, Ashgate, London, 2004

Believing in the Text, Peter Lang 2004 (with David Jasper)
John and Donald Baillie – Transatlantic Theology , Peter Lang, New York, 2002
Fifty Key Christian Thinkers, Routledge, London, 2002 (with Peter McEnhill)
Scottish Christianity in the Modern World (ed), T & T Clark, Edinburgh, 2001 (with S J Brown)
Generosity and the Christian Future, SPCK, London, 1997*
God in Christian Perspective, T& T Clark,Edinburgh, 1994*
Making Christian Decisions, Mowbray,Oxford,1985*
The Church of God, Marshall, Morgan & Scott,London 1984*
Theology of the Love of God, Collins, London 1980*
Hilary of Poitiers – a study in Theological Method, Peter Lang, Bern, 1978*
(Ed) Explorations in Theology(8), SCM ,London 1980

* Now in Traces of Liberality, the George Newlands reprint series (Wipf and Stock, 2008)

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