John Baillie (theologian)

John Baillie (theologian)

John Baillie CH (1886-1960) was a Scottish theologian, a Church of Scotland minister and brother of theologian Donald Macpherson Baillie.

Raised in the Calvinist tradition, Baillie studied at Edinburgh University, Jena and Marburg, and then taught in Canada and the United States. He was professor at Edinburgh University for twenty years. He was Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1943.

Baillie wrote "A Diary of Private Prayer" (1936), regarded as a devotional classic. But his most important contribution to theology was an exploration of the relationship between the knowledge of God to spiritual and moral experience.

Shortly after his death, the series of Gifford Lectures he has prepared for the 1961-2 academic year was read by John McIntyre and Thomas Torrance and published by Oxford university Press.

ources and References

* Nigel M. de S. et al, "Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology", pp.693-698. T & T Clark, Edinburgh 1993. ISBN 0-567-09650-5

* John McIntyre, [ "Foreword"] , in John Baillie, "The Sense of the Presence of God", Oxford University Press, 1962

External links

* [ Edinburgh University's Baillie project]
* [
] , 1961-2 Gifford Lectures, Edinburgh.
* [ Member of list of theologians]
* [ Online versions of some of his writings]

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