The King James Bible in Scotland

Tuesday, 29 March 2011
Time: 18:30 - 19:30
Location: King's College Conference Centre, University of Aberdeen, King's College, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Organisation: University of Aberdeen
Topic: Bible


The College of Arts and Social Sciences and the Department of Sociology at the University of Aberdeen have organised a public lecture series to mark the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible. There are six lectures, all given by specialists in the field, examining the theological, political and sociological context of the KJV, its place in Scottish history and its contributions to English literature.

The King James Bible in Scotland

Professor David Fergusson, University of Edinburgh

David Fergusson is Professor of Divinity and Principal of New College at the University of Edinburgh. He was formerly Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Aberdeen and for several years has also worked as a parish minister in the Church of Scotland. He has served as President for the Society of the Study of Theology. He has delivered the Gifford Lectures (Glasgow), the Bampton Lectures (Oxford), the Cunningham Lectures (Edinburgh) and the Warfield Lectures (Princeton). One of his many research interests is the history of Reformed theology, especially in Scotland, and he is author, amongst others, of Scottish Philosophical Theology (Imprint Academic Press, 2007).


To reserve a free place, phone 01224 272084, email, or go to

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