Reformed Theology in the British Isles

David A. S. Fergusson

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Abstract / Description of output

Across the British Isles, the theology of the Reformed churches was shaped by similar trends, movements, controversies and influences, although these were inflected by significant contextual differences. The period from 1700-2000 is explored inter alia with reference to the legacy of the Westminster Confession, the encounter with Enlightenment thought, the impact of Biblical criticism and Darwinian science, and twentieth-century influences, including personalist philosophy and the theology of Karl Barth. The question is raised as to whether a common Reformed identity in continuity with 16th century confessional traditions can be discerned.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Cambridge Companion to Reformed Theology
EditorsPaul T. Nimmo, David A. S. Fergusson
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781139225670
ISBN (Print)9781107690547
Publication statusPublished - May 2016

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • British theology
  • Westminster Confession
  • Biblical criticism
  • Karl Barth
  • Reformed Theology
  • Scotland
  • England
  • Wales
  • Ireland


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