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Richard Holloway

Richard F. Holloway is a writer and broadcaster, and was formerly the Scottish Episcopalian Bishop of Edinburgh. He has written numerous books on Christianity, faith and ethics, and was also Chair of the Scottish Arts Council.

Holloway was educated at Kelham Theological College, Edinburgh Theological College and the Union Theological Seminary in New York. From 1959 to 1986 he served as a curate, vicar and rector at various parishes in the UK and also in the USA, before becoming Bishop of Edinburgh in 1986. In 1992 he was elected Primus of the Scottish Episcopalian Church. He resigned in 2000, following the Lambeth Conference of 1998. An outspoken liberal, he campaigns on a number of human rights issues, including gay rights, and is a patron of LGBT Youth Scotland.

Richard Holloway frequently reviews books for The Times, The Guardian, The Independent and other newspapers, and has hosted the BBC Radio Scotland book review programme Cover Stories. He has also appeared on television.

He lives in Edinburgh with his wife Jean, whom he met while studying in New York. They have three adult children. He was Gresham Professor of Divinity in the City of London four four years until 2001. His most recent book is Leaving Alexandria.

Richard Holloway formally launched BooksfromScotland.com at a party in December 2005.

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