Theology Forum Fieldtrip

Many of you might assume that the Theology Forum “crew” are all business all the time. So, in order to remedy that (if not just a little), we have decided to post our recent Theology Forum Fieldtrip. This is the “softer side” of Theology Forum if you will.

So, what was it that dragged us out of our respective offices and into the highlands of Scotland? Scotland’s largest used book store of course! We drove out to Leakey’s Second Hand Bookshop in Inverness. Leakey’s is situated in an old church building, has a wood burning fire (which would be an insurance nightmare in the states), and a cafe on the mezzanine level. All in all, it was a good trip. Sadly, I personally didn’t find anything this trip (although Leakey’s did supply me with my 1936 copy of Barth’s God in Action).




Although I wasn’t able to walk away with a great used book, I was able to obtain some great coffee from the roasters across the street. All in all, a good trip. If anyone knows of any great used book stores (especially if they have a good theology section, let us know!).


5 thoughts on “Theology Forum Fieldtrip

  1. Not to forget, Mark (far left) did find a mint, signed copy of T.F. Torrance’s Theology in Reconciliation. Did I mention it was signed by Torrance? Arrrggghhh…I looked right past it!

  2. Hi Gents, I live in Aberdeen too and would be interested in finding any used book stores with good theology sections. Is Leakeys Theology section worth the trip up to Inverness, are the prices good or just reasonable? Sounds like the Torrance book was quite a find!

  3. Liam, I wouldn’t make the trip to Inverness just for Leakey’s, but if you happen to be in that general area, I would definitely check it out. The theology section is very hit or miss. I’ve been there when I’ve wanted to buy three or four things, and other times when I wasn’t interested in anything. It tends to be really obscure (Bampton lectures from 1800’s for instance), which is what makes it so fun – you never know what you’ll find.

  4. Who is the baby-faced guy on the right? I recognized all the rest but my guess is that the man on the right is Kyle without a scruffy beard?

    I must admit, Inverness was my favorite town to visit in Scotland. If any have a longin’ to see a great small timeless Highland town, Inverness is the place – I really would suggest the River Ness walk to anyone.

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