Professor Scott Spurlock
- Professor of Scottish and Early Modern Christianities (Theology & Religious Studies)
I am Professor of Scottish and Early Modern Christianities at the University of Glasgow with a particular focus on Scottish and Irish religious cultures. Before coming to Glasgow I held academic appointments at the University of Aberdeen, Queen's University Belfast, the University of Edinburgh, Trinity College Dublin and the University of Manchester. I am a member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh's Young Academy of Scotland.
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
- Bates, Alistair
Evaluation of marginalization of involuntary singleness and childlessness within the Northern Irish evangelical church and development of an alternative framework for improved Congregational inclusion
- Cruickshank, Dan
“Hitler has created a resurrection of the German people”: Perceptions of the Third Reich in the Church of England, 1933-1945
- Davis, Thomas
William Cunningham: Historical Theologian
- Dennis, Scott Eric
The Doctrine of Grace in the Theology of Hugh Ross Mackintosh
- Mullan, Andrew
Aspects of the preaching of James Ussher (1581-1656)
- Rogers, Caleb Canady
Human Freedom and Submission in Jonathan Edwards
Completed doctoral students:
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). AHRC funded
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 (History). AHRC funded
Mary Cornelius, 'Becoming Catholic: Religion adn Society in Colonial Grenada, 1763–1838'. Co-supervised with Simon Newman (History).
Christian Traditions and Transformations
The God Question
Religion, Culture and Controversy
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 edit the peer-reviewed journal Scottish Church History.