George Newlands

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George McLeod Newlands is Emeritus Professor of Divinity at the University of Glasgow.

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George Newlands is a Scottish liberal Christian theologian. He wasChair of the Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies panel of the UK's Research Assessment Exercise for 2008, and is currently Vice-President of the Society for the Study of Theology.

Career

Professor Newlands held the Chair of Divinity at the University of Glasgow from 1986 to 2008. He was previously a University Lecturer at the University of Cambridge and Dean of Trinity Hall (following in the footsteps of Archbishop of Canterbury Robert Runcie and Oxford's Regius Professor of Divinity Keith Ward).He is an Honorary Professorial Research Fellow in Divinity in Glasgow University and an Honorary Fellow of New College, University of Edinburgh.

He was Dean of Glasgow's Faculty of Divinity from 1988 to 1990, Head of the Department of Theology and Church History from 1986 to 1992 and Director of the Centre for Literature, Theology and the Arts 1998 to 2002.

He was appointed by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland to be Principal of Trinity College, Glasgow, the Church's college within the Faculty of Divinity, from 1991 to 1997 and again from 2001 to 2008.

Newlands was educated at Edinburgh University (MA, BD, PhD, DLitt), Heidelberg (from where he traveled to attend the final seminar of Karl Barth in Basel),Newlands, George. "The Love of God and...
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