Professor of Divinity and Principal of New College
David Fergusson studied philosophy and theology in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Oxford. He worked for several years as a parish minister in the Church of Scotland. Having held the Chair of Systematic Theology in the University of Aberdeen, he returned to Edinburgh as Professor of Divinity in 2000. He was appointed Principal of New College (2008) and is a Chaplain to the Queen in Scotland. From 2009-11, he served as a Vice-Principal of the University of Edinburgh. David has delivered the Bampton Lectures in Oxford (2001), the Gifford Lectures in Glasgow (2008), the Warfield Lectures in Princeton (2009), the Birks Lectures in Montreal (2013) and has lectured widely in the USA, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, South Africa and Australia. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2004) and a Fellow of the British Academy (2013). In 2014, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Aberdeen. During the forthcoming academic year (2016-17), he holds a Visiting Fellowship at Princeton Theological Seminary.