Dr Scott Spurlock
- Senior Lecturer (Theology and Religious Studies)
I am currently working on projects relating to Scottish religious cultures, in particular the Reformation in Scotland and traditions developing out of its upheaval including Catholic, Episcopalian, Presbyterian, Dissenting and Quaker; the experience of lay Catholics in early modern Scotland; the role of Reformed theology in shaping early modern cultures; and, the comparative development of Reformed communities in the early modern Atlantic.
Radical Religion in the trans-Atlantic World 1500–1800
Scottish Religious Cultures Network
Hope Trust (2015)
Royal Society of Edinburgh Networking Grant (2014)
University of Glasgow Chancellor's Fund (2014)
Irish Research Council Collaborative Research Project (2012)
Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies Grant, Trinity College Dublin (2010)
Strathmartine Trust Grant (2007)
Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (2006)
- Scottish religious traditions: Catholic, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Baptist, Quaker
- Historical theology
- Early modern religious networks
- Theology and early modern colonialism
Current doctoral supervision:
Bill Justin, 'The life, times and theological writings of Charles Frederick D'Arcy (1859-1938), Archbishop of Armagh and Church of Ireland Primate of All-Ireland'. Second supervisor: Charlotte Methuen.
Jamie McDougall, 'The legacy of the Solemn League and Covenant in relation to political culture in Scotland c.1643-1707'. Co-supervised with Karin Bowie (History)
Jamie Kelly, 'The Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, 1709–1872: Education, Language, Religion & Governance in the post-1707 British State & Empire'. Co-supervised with Martin Macgregor (first supervisor, History).
Christian Traditions and Transformations
The God Question
Religion, Culture and Controversy
Theology for Ministry
Worship and Liturgy
Church and Society in Scotland since 1500
John Calvin and his Theology
The Roots of Sectarianism in Ireland and Scotland
Along with Crawford Gribben I serve as editor of two books series: Palgrave Macmillan's 'Christianities in the trans-Atlantic World' and Edinburgh University Press's 'Scottish Religious Cultures: Historical Perspectives'. Both these series produce research monographs and edited collections.
In addition, I serve on the committee of the Scottish Church History Society, as secretary of the Scottish Historical Review Trust, as the editor of the peer-reviewed Records of the Scottish Church History Society and the book review editor of Theology in Scotland.