Professor Scott Spurlock

  • Professor of Scottish and Early Modern Christianities (Theology & Religious Studies)

telephone: 4990
email: Scott.Spurlock@glasgow.ac.uk

403, 3 The Square, Theology and Religious Studies, The School of Critical Studies, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2469-7207

Biography

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.

Research interests

Research interests
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.

Projects
Radical Religion in the trans-Atlantic World 1500–1800
Scottish Religious Cultures Network

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006
Number of items: 52.

2021

Bennett, M., Gillespie, R. and Spurlock, S. (Eds.) (2021) Cromwell and Ireland: New Perspectives. Liverpool University Press: Liverpool. ISBN 9781789622379 (In Press)

2020

Spurlock, R. S. (2020) The Solemn League and Covenant and the making of a people in Ulster. Scottish Historical Review, 99(S), pp. 368-391. (doi: 10.3366/shr.2020.0487)

Spurlock, R. S. (2020) Scotland. In: Coffey, J. (ed.) Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Vol. I The Post-Reformation Era, 1559-1689. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 9780198702238 (doi:10.1093/oso/9780198702238.003.0009)

Spurlock, R. S. (2020) Polity, discipline and theology: the importance of the covenant in Scottish Presbyterianism, 1560-c.1700. In: Vernon, E. and Powell, H. (eds.) Church Polity and Politics in the British Atlantic world, c. 1635–66. Manchester University Press: Manchester. ISBN 9780719090424

Spurlock, R. S. (2020) Scottish Presbyterianism. Victorian Review, 46(2), pp. 162-166. (doi: 10.1353/vcr.2020.0040)

2019

Spurlock, R. S. (2019) Boundaries of Scottish Reformed orthodoxy, 1560–1700. In: Fergusson, D. and Elliott, M. W. (eds.) The History of Scottish Theology, Volume 1: Celtic Origins to Reformed Orthodoxy. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 359-376. ISBN 9780198759331 (doi:10.1093/oso/9780198759331.003.0025)

Spurlock, R. S. (2019) Forms of post-Reformation Catholic survival. In: Hazlett, I. (ed.) A Companion to the Scottish Reformation. Brill. (Accepted for Publication)

2018

Davies, J. and Spurlock, R. (Eds.) (2018) Records of the Scottish Church History Society Vol. XLVII. Series: Records of the Scottish Church History Society. Scottish Church History Society: Edinburgh, UK.

2016

Armstrong, R., Holmes, A. R., Spurlock, R. S. and Walsh, P. (Eds.) (2016) Presbyterian History in Ireland: Two Seventeenth-Century Narratives. Ulster Historical Foundation: Belfast, UK. ISBN 9781909556508

2015

Gribben, C. and Spurlock, R. S. (Eds.) (2015) Puritans and Catholics in the Trans-Atlantic World 1600-1800. Series: Christianities in the trans-Atlantic world, 1500–1800. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137368973

Spurlock, R. (2015) Richard Baxter's Gildas Salvianus. Journal of Celtic Studies, (In Press)

Spurlock, R. S. (2015) Confessionalization and clan cohesion: Ireland's contribution to Scottish catholic renewal in the seventeenth century. In: Edwards, D. and Egan, S. (eds.) The Scots in early Stuart Ireland. Union and Separation in Two Kingdoms. Manchester University Press: Manchester, pp. 167-202. ISBN 9780719097218

Spurlock, R. S. (2015) The tradition of intolerance in the Church of Scotland. In: Selderhuis, H. J. and Lange van Ravenswaay, J. M. J. (eds.) Reformed Majorities in Early Modern Europe. Series: Refo500 academic studies (23). Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht: Göttingen, Germany, pp. 295-312. ISBN 9783525550830

Spurlock, R. (2015) Catholics in a Puritan Atlantic: the liminality of empire's edge. In: Gribben, C. and Spurlock, R. (eds.) Puritans and Catholics in the Trans-Atlantic World 1600–1800. Series: Christianities in the trans-Atlantic world, 1500–1800. Palgrave Macmillan: 2015, pp. 21-46. ISBN 9781137368973

2014

Spurlock, R. S. (2014) State, politics and society in Scotland, 1637-1662. In: Braddick, M. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the English Revolution. Oxford University Press. (doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199695898.013.021)

2013

Spurlock, S. (2013) The problem with religion as identity: the case of mid-Stuart Ireland and Scotland. Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies, 6(2), pp. 1-31.

2012

Spurlock, R. (2012) Confessionalization and clan cohesion: Ireland's contribution to Scottish catholic renewal in the seventeenth century. Recusant History, 31(2), pp. 171-194.

Spurlock, R.S. (2012) The laity and the structure of the Catholic Church in early modern Scotland. In: Armstrong, R. and Ó hAnnracháin, T. (eds.) Insular Christianity. Alternative models of the Church in Britain and Ireland, c.1570–c.1700. Series: Politics, culture and society in early modern Britain. Manchester University Press: Manchester, pp. 231-251. ISBN 9780719086984

2011

Spurlock, R.S. (2011) Cromwell's Edinburgh press and the development of print culture in Scotland. Scottish Historical Review, 90(230), pp. 179-203. (doi: 10.3366/shr.2011.0033)

2010

Spurlock, R. (2010) Politics of eschatology: Baptists in Interregnum Scotland. Baptist Quarterly, 43(6), pp. 324-346.

Spurlock, R.S. (2010) Cromwell and Catholics: towards a reassessment of lay catholic experience in interregnum Ireland. In: Forrest, S. and Williams, M. (eds.) Constructing the Past. Writing Irish History, 1600–1800. Series: Irish historical monograph series, 6. Boydell Press: Suffolk, UK, pp. 157-179. ISBN 9781843835738

2009

Spurlock, R. (2009) English revolution. In: Ness, I. (ed.) The International Encyclopedia of Protest and Revolution: 1500 to the Present. Wiley-Blackwell: Chichester, UK, pp. 1096-1100. ISBN 9781405184649

2008

Spurlock, R. (2008) “I disclaim both Ecclesiasticke and Politick Poperie”: lay Catholic practice and experience in early modern Scotland. Records of the Scottish Church History Society, 38, pp. 5-22.

2007

Spurlock, R. (2007) “Anie Gospell Way”: religious diversity in interregnum Scotland. Records of the Scottish Church History Society, 37, pp. 89-119.

Spurlock, R. (2007) Cromwell and Scotland: Conquest and Religion, 1650–1660. John Donald: Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9781904607779

2006

Spurlock, R. (2006) Albert Schweitzer. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) Arnold Joseph Toynbee: An Historian's Approach to Religion. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) Austin Marsden Farrer: The Freedom of the Will. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) Charles Scott Sherrington. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) Charles Scott Sherrington: Man on his Nature. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) Cornelius Petrus Tiele. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) Cornelius Petrus Tiele: Elements of the Science of Religion. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) David Daube. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) Friedrich von Hügel. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) George Frederick Stout: God and Nature. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) George Frederick Stout: Mind and Matter. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) Henry Melvill Gwatkin. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) Henry Melvill Gwatkin: The Knowledge of God and Its Historical Development, Vol. 1. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) Henry Melvill Gwatkin: The Knowledge of God and Its Historical Development, Vol. 2. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) John Baillie. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) John Dewey. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) John Dewey: The Quest for Certainty. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) Nathan Söderblom. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) Nathan Söderblom: The Living God. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) Otto Pfleiderer. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) Otto Pfleiderer: Philosophy and Development of Religion. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) The Reality of God and Religion and Agnosticism. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) Roderick Diarmid Maclennan. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) Rudolf Bultmann: History and Eschatology. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) William James. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) William James: The Varieties of Religious Experience. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) William Mitchell Ramsay: Asianic Elements in Greek Civilisation. The Gifford Lectures

This list was generated on Tue Jun 15 14:50:27 2021 BST.
Number of items: 52.

Articles

Spurlock, R. S. (2020) The Solemn League and Covenant and the making of a people in Ulster. Scottish Historical Review, 99(S), pp. 368-391. (doi: 10.3366/shr.2020.0487)

Spurlock, R. S. (2020) Scottish Presbyterianism. Victorian Review, 46(2), pp. 162-166. (doi: 10.1353/vcr.2020.0040)

Spurlock, R. (2015) Richard Baxter's Gildas Salvianus. Journal of Celtic Studies, (In Press)

Spurlock, S. (2013) The problem with religion as identity: the case of mid-Stuart Ireland and Scotland. Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies, 6(2), pp. 1-31.

Spurlock, R. (2012) Confessionalization and clan cohesion: Ireland's contribution to Scottish catholic renewal in the seventeenth century. Recusant History, 31(2), pp. 171-194.

Spurlock, R.S. (2011) Cromwell's Edinburgh press and the development of print culture in Scotland. Scottish Historical Review, 90(230), pp. 179-203. (doi: 10.3366/shr.2011.0033)

Spurlock, R. (2010) Politics of eschatology: Baptists in Interregnum Scotland. Baptist Quarterly, 43(6), pp. 324-346.

Spurlock, R. (2008) “I disclaim both Ecclesiasticke and Politick Poperie”: lay Catholic practice and experience in early modern Scotland. Records of the Scottish Church History Society, 38, pp. 5-22.

Spurlock, R. (2007) “Anie Gospell Way”: religious diversity in interregnum Scotland. Records of the Scottish Church History Society, 37, pp. 89-119.

Books

Spurlock, R. (2007) Cromwell and Scotland: Conquest and Religion, 1650–1660. John Donald: Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9781904607779

Book Sections

Spurlock, R. S. (2020) Scotland. In: Coffey, J. (ed.) Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Vol. I The Post-Reformation Era, 1559-1689. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 9780198702238 (doi:10.1093/oso/9780198702238.003.0009)

Spurlock, R. S. (2020) Polity, discipline and theology: the importance of the covenant in Scottish Presbyterianism, 1560-c.1700. In: Vernon, E. and Powell, H. (eds.) Church Polity and Politics in the British Atlantic world, c. 1635–66. Manchester University Press: Manchester. ISBN 9780719090424

Spurlock, R. S. (2019) Boundaries of Scottish Reformed orthodoxy, 1560–1700. In: Fergusson, D. and Elliott, M. W. (eds.) The History of Scottish Theology, Volume 1: Celtic Origins to Reformed Orthodoxy. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 359-376. ISBN 9780198759331 (doi:10.1093/oso/9780198759331.003.0025)

Spurlock, R. S. (2019) Forms of post-Reformation Catholic survival. In: Hazlett, I. (ed.) A Companion to the Scottish Reformation. Brill. (Accepted for Publication)

Spurlock, R. S. (2015) Confessionalization and clan cohesion: Ireland's contribution to Scottish catholic renewal in the seventeenth century. In: Edwards, D. and Egan, S. (eds.) The Scots in early Stuart Ireland. Union and Separation in Two Kingdoms. Manchester University Press: Manchester, pp. 167-202. ISBN 9780719097218

Spurlock, R. S. (2015) The tradition of intolerance in the Church of Scotland. In: Selderhuis, H. J. and Lange van Ravenswaay, J. M. J. (eds.) Reformed Majorities in Early Modern Europe. Series: Refo500 academic studies (23). Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht: Göttingen, Germany, pp. 295-312. ISBN 9783525550830

Spurlock, R. (2015) Catholics in a Puritan Atlantic: the liminality of empire's edge. In: Gribben, C. and Spurlock, R. (eds.) Puritans and Catholics in the Trans-Atlantic World 1600–1800. Series: Christianities in the trans-Atlantic world, 1500–1800. Palgrave Macmillan: 2015, pp. 21-46. ISBN 9781137368973

Spurlock, R. S. (2014) State, politics and society in Scotland, 1637-1662. In: Braddick, M. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the English Revolution. Oxford University Press. (doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199695898.013.021)

Spurlock, R.S. (2012) The laity and the structure of the Catholic Church in early modern Scotland. In: Armstrong, R. and Ó hAnnracháin, T. (eds.) Insular Christianity. Alternative models of the Church in Britain and Ireland, c.1570–c.1700. Series: Politics, culture and society in early modern Britain. Manchester University Press: Manchester, pp. 231-251. ISBN 9780719086984

Spurlock, R.S. (2010) Cromwell and Catholics: towards a reassessment of lay catholic experience in interregnum Ireland. In: Forrest, S. and Williams, M. (eds.) Constructing the Past. Writing Irish History, 1600–1800. Series: Irish historical monograph series, 6. Boydell Press: Suffolk, UK, pp. 157-179. ISBN 9781843835738

Spurlock, R. (2009) English revolution. In: Ness, I. (ed.) The International Encyclopedia of Protest and Revolution: 1500 to the Present. Wiley-Blackwell: Chichester, UK, pp. 1096-1100. ISBN 9781405184649

Edited Books

Bennett, M., Gillespie, R. and Spurlock, S. (Eds.) (2021) Cromwell and Ireland: New Perspectives. Liverpool University Press: Liverpool. ISBN 9781789622379 (In Press)

Davies, J. and Spurlock, R. (Eds.) (2018) Records of the Scottish Church History Society Vol. XLVII. Series: Records of the Scottish Church History Society. Scottish Church History Society: Edinburgh, UK.

Armstrong, R., Holmes, A. R., Spurlock, R. S. and Walsh, P. (Eds.) (2016) Presbyterian History in Ireland: Two Seventeenth-Century Narratives. Ulster Historical Foundation: Belfast, UK. ISBN 9781909556508

Gribben, C. and Spurlock, R. S. (Eds.) (2015) Puritans and Catholics in the Trans-Atlantic World 1600-1800. Series: Christianities in the trans-Atlantic world, 1500–1800. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137368973

Conference or Workshop Item

Spurlock, R. (2006) Albert Schweitzer. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) Arnold Joseph Toynbee: An Historian's Approach to Religion. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) Austin Marsden Farrer: The Freedom of the Will. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) Charles Scott Sherrington. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) Charles Scott Sherrington: Man on his Nature. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) Cornelius Petrus Tiele. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) Cornelius Petrus Tiele: Elements of the Science of Religion. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) David Daube. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) Friedrich von Hügel. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) George Frederick Stout: God and Nature. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) George Frederick Stout: Mind and Matter. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) Henry Melvill Gwatkin. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) Henry Melvill Gwatkin: The Knowledge of God and Its Historical Development, Vol. 1. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) Henry Melvill Gwatkin: The Knowledge of God and Its Historical Development, Vol. 2. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) John Baillie. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) John Dewey. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) John Dewey: The Quest for Certainty. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) Nathan Söderblom. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) Nathan Söderblom: The Living God. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) Otto Pfleiderer. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) Otto Pfleiderer: Philosophy and Development of Religion. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) The Reality of God and Religion and Agnosticism. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) Roderick Diarmid Maclennan. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) Rudolf Bultmann: History and Eschatology. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) William James. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) William James: The Varieties of Religious Experience. The Gifford Lectures

Spurlock, R. (2006) William Mitchell Ramsay: Asianic Elements in Greek Civilisation. The Gifford Lectures

This list was generated on Tue Jun 15 14:50:27 2021 BST.

Grants

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)

Supervision

  • 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).

 

Teaching

Sub-honours:

Christian Traditions and Transformations


The God Question

Religion, Culture and Controversy

Honours:

Church and Society in Scotland
 since 1500

John Calvin and his Theology


The Roots of Sectarianism in Ireland and Scotland

Additional information

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.