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Lord Stewart Sutherland FBA

About this Fellow


Current post

  • Former President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Past Appointments

  • Professor of History and Philosophy of Religion, King's College London University of London, 1977 - 1994
  • Vice-Chancellor, University of London, 1990 - 1994
  • Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Edinburgh, 1994 - 2002
  • Chairman, Associated Board of The Royal Schools of Music, Other Institutions, 2008 - 2012

British Academy Appointments

  • Member of Council, 2002 - 2005


Atheism and the rejection of God 1977

God, Jesus and belief 1984

Faith and ambiguity 1984

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The history of philosophy, especially c.500 – c.1700, with a focus on Boethius, Anselm and Abelard, but including philosophers up to Leibniz

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Early Christian literature, especially the study of letters and homilies and the edition of Greek texts; translations from Greek and Latin