Holloway-Richard
Bishop of Edinburgh & Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, Retired

Richard Holloway became Bishop of Edinburgh in 1986 and the Primus of the Scottish Episcopalian Church in 1992. He retired in 2000. Holloway has served on the Commission for Human Fertility and Embryology and the Broadcasting Commission. He is a reviewer and writer for the Guardian, Scotsman and Herald newspapers, Times, Independent, a frequent broadcaster on radio and television, and a presenter of several BBC series, most recently, 'Holloway's Road' on BBC 2 Scotland and 'In Confidence' STV. He met his wife, Jean, while doing postgraduate study in New York. He has two daughters – one a teacher, one in publishing – and a son who is a carpenter.

Books

  • On Forgiveness: How Can We Forgive the Unforgiveable?, 2002
  • Doubts and Loves: What is Left of Christianity, 2001
  • Godless Morality: Keeping Religion out of Ethics, 1999
  • Dancing on the Edge, 1997
  • Limping Towards The Sunrise, 1996
  • Behold Your King (3), 1995
  • Churches and How to Survive Them, 1994
  • The Stranger in the Wings, 1994
  • Anger, Sex, Doubt and Death, 1992
  • Who Needs Feminism, 1991
  • Another Country, Another King, 1991
  • The Divine Risk (ed.), 1990
  • Crossfire: Faith and Doubt in an Age of Certainty, 1988
  • Seven to Flee, Seven to Follow, 1986
  • The Way of the Cross (2), 1986
  • The Sidelong Glance, 1985
  • Paradoxes of Christian Faith and Life, 1984
  • The Anglican Tradition (ed.), 1984
  • The Killing (1), 1984
  • Signs of Glory, 1982
  • Beyond Belief, 1981
  • A New Heaven, 1979
  • New Vision of Glory, 1974
  • Let God Arise, 1972

Credentials

  • B.D. (London, 1963)
  • S.T.M. (Union Theological Seminary New York, 1968)
  • D.Univ. (h.c. University of Strathclyde, 1994)
  • D.D. (h.c. University of Aberdeen, 1995)
  • D.Litt. (h.c. Napier University, 2000)
  • D.D. (h.c. Glasgow University, 2001)
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Edinburgh., 1995

Appointments

  • Member Broadcasting Standards Commission, 2001–
  • Professor of Divinity, Gresham College, London, 1997–2001
  • Retired as Bishop and Primus, 2001
  • Elected Primus, Scottish Episcopal Church, 1992
  • Bishop of Edinburgh, 1986
  • William Belden Noble lecturer, Harvard University, 1985
  • Vicar, St Mary Magdalen's, Oxford, 1984–1986
  • Rector, The Church of the Advent, Boston, Massachusetts, 1980–1984
  • Rector, Old St Paul's, Edinburgh, 1968–80
  • Lecturer (Ethics), Edinburgh Theological College, 1968–72
  • Priest-in-Charge, St Margaret's and St Mungo's, Gorbals, 1963–68
  • Curate, St Ninian's, Glasgow, 1959–1963

Community Service

  • Founder and first Chair: Christian Action Housing Association (Glasgow)
  • Founder and first Chair: Castle Rock Housing Association (Edinburgh)
  • Chair of Judges Commonwealth Writers Prize, 2002
  • Chair of Judges Creative Scotland Awards, 2002
  • Chair, BFriends (formerly, Volunteer Tutors Organisation), 2000–
  • Chair, Refugee Survival Trust, 1996–2001
  • Chair, Scottish Book Trust, 2000–
  • Chair, Edinburgh and Lothian New Deal Partnership, 1999–
  • Chair, Lord Provost's Commission on Social Exclusion in Edinburgh, 1999–
  • Chair, International Anglican Family Network, 1994–2000
  • Chair, Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations Council, 1990-1995
  • Chair, BMA Steering Group on Ethics & Genetics, 1995–1998
  • Member, Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, 1990–1997