About

I am the Meldrum Lecturer in Reformed Theology at New College, the University of Edinburgh. Prior to this, I was a postdoctoral research fellow, and then senior researcher in systematic and historical theology, at the Theologische Universiteit Kampen. I hold undergraduate degrees in law (LLB Hons, Aberdeen) and theology (BTh Dist., Glasgow). My PhD, on the Dutch systematician Herman Bavinck, was written at the University of Edinburgh.

I work as a systematic and historical theologian. To date, the bulk of my research and writing has focused on neo-Calvinism, a form of Reformed Christianity that developed between the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in the Netherlands, and that has continued to evolve in a range of international contexts. My first book, Trinity and Organism, was published by Bloomsbury in 2012. More recently, I was the co-editor of Neo-Calvinism and the French Revolution, with the same publisher. My most recent book, Herman Bavinck on Preaching and Preachers, published by Hendrickson, is due for release in September 2017.

I serve as Associate Editor of the Journal of Reformed Theology, published by Brill.

I have written for The Times, The Herald, and Nederlands Dagblad, and have taken part in broadcasts on BBC Alba and BBC Radio nan Gàidheal.

I have broad interests in Reformed theologies and theologians, with particular foci on Scottish-Dutch Reformed connections, and the relationship of theology to the phenomenon of multilingualism.

I speak, read and write English, Scottish Gaelic, Dutch and French.

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