Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Helen Bond is Head of Divinity at Edinburgh

CONGRATULATIONS TO PROFESSOR BOND AND TO NEW COLLEGE: ‘The best people to study religion can be those not of any set faith’ (Jody Harrison, The Herald).
IT was set up to be a bastion of Presbyterian tradition and for more than 400 years it has been a male-only preserve.

But now, for the first time, a woman has taken up the post of Head of the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh, ending centuries of only male posteriors occupying the chair at the top of the table.

Professor Helen Bond said she hopes to bring a fresh outlook to the role and to inspire others to take a look at a subject some may regard as dusty and dry.

A historian, published author, and scholar of the early life of Jesus, the professor was previously a lecturer at the school and will fill the top job for the next five years.

Many past PaleoJudaica posts involve Helen Bond. Some of them are here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

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