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Classic Commentaries and Studies on Galatians (24 vols.)
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Overview

This massive twenty-four volume collection features some of the best commentaries and studies on the Epistle of Paul to the Galatians from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. With scholars and authors such as Arthur Pridham, Philip Schaff, Alvah Hovey, and John H. Godwin, Classic Commentaries and Studies on Galatians (24 vols.) offers over 4,000 pages of interpretation, observations, translations, contextual history, and application on this important Pauline Epistle. The twenty-four volumes contained in Classic Commentaries and Studies on Galatians (24 vols.) have had an enduring impact on New Testament exegesis, and this exceptional collection provides easy accessibility to this wealth of significant scholarship.

This collection is essential for students, scholars, pastors, historians, teachers of the Bible, or anyone studying the Epistle of Paul to the Galatians. With Logos Bible Software, this collection is completely searchable, with passages of Scripture appearing on mouse-over, as well as being linked to the Greek and Latin texts and English translations in your library. This makes these texts more powerful and easier to access than ever before for scholarly work or personal Bible study. With the advanced search features of Logos Bible Software, you can perform powerful searches by topic or Scripture reference—finding, for example, every mention of “justification,” or “Galatians 1:11.”

Key Features

  • Over four thousand pages dedicated to the Epistle of Paul to the Galatians
  • Noted authors from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Completely searchable, linked to your preferred Bible translation and the other books in your library

Individual Titles

An Exposition of the Epistle to the Galatians

  • Author: J. A. Haldane
  • Publisher: William Whyte and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1848
  • Pages: 279

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Celebrated preacher J. A. Haldane moves verse-by-verse through Paul's Epistle to the Galatians, providing helpful notes and explanations along the way. Included in the appendix is Haldane's essay on Mathew 28:19–20 The Opening of the Apostolic Commission.

Haldane is already advantageously known as a theological writer, and we rejoice that his life has been spared to lay at the feet of the church of Christ, the fruit of his solid and matured judgment on so valuable a portion of revelation. In a day like this, when so much that is weak and poor in divinity, issuing from the pulpit and the press, such a solid and judicious work as the present is much needed.

Primitive Church Magazine

James Alexander Haldane (1768–1851) was born in Dundee, Scotland. After receiving his education at the University of Edinburgh, Haldane served as a midshipman and made multiple voyages to India. During a prolonged port detention, Haldane began studying the Bible. He decided to give up his naval career to pursue a religious life. In 1799 he was ordained the pastor of a large independent church in Edinburgh, which he pastored for over fifty years. Among his numerous publications include Man's Responsibility, The Doctrine and Duty of Self Examination, The Doctrine of Atonement, and Notes Intended for an Exposition of the Epistle to the Hebrews.

Sermons on the Epistle to the Galatians

  • Author: Samuel Pearson
  • Publisher: James Clarke & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1874
  • Pages: 182

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Preached during three consecutive months at the Great George Street Chapel in Liverpool, Samuel Pearson edited and revised these eleven sermons on the Epistle to the Galatians at the request of his parishioners.

The sermons are sensible and cogent. They aim at usefulness, and they are admirably adapted to achieve it.

British Quarterly Review

These discourses are thoughtful, devout, earnest. Happy is the congregation which listens to such a preacher.

The Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle

Samuel Pearson was a native of London and educated at New College. Minster of the Great George Chapel in Liverpool, his other works included Facets of Truth, Home to God, and Assent and Dissent.

Lectures on St. Paul's Epistle to the Galatians

  • Author: S. Edalji
  • Publisher: Elliot Stock
  • Publication Date: 1879
  • Pages: 110

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S. Edalji presents fourteen lectures on the facts and doctrines of the Epistle to the Galatians:

  • "St. Paul's Apostolic Authority"
  • "Another Gospel"
  • "The True Gospel"
  • "The Visit to Jerusalem"
  • "St. Peter at Antioch"
  • "The Law and the Gospel"
  • "The Works of the Law and Faith"
  • "Abraham's Faith"
  • "The World's Infancy"
  • "The Bondage of Ceremonies"
  • "The Fall of the Galatian Church"
  • "Liberty and Love"
  • "Church Discipline and the Ministry"
A volume of able, sensible, and thoughtful discourses, sound in doctrine and practical in aim.

The Christian

Shapurji Edalji (1841–1918) was born in Bombay, India, and converted to Christianity in his teenage years. Educated at the Free Church of Scotland College in Bombay, he then trained as an Anglican missionary at St. Augustine’s College in Canterbury. In 1876 he became Vicar of Great Wyrley in Staffodshire.

A Short Exposition of the Epistle to the Galatians

  • Author: George B. Stevens
  • Publisher: Student Publishing Co.
  • Publication Date: 1890
  • Pages: 240

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Each chapter in this in-depth commentary on Galatians has an introductory analysis and a paraphrase, each titled with the leading thought of the section. With clear prose and lucid explanations of the scripture, Stevens' commentary has stood the test of time.

Each chapter is in the first place analyzed and paraphrased, and then commented upon verse by verse, with constant reference to the original Greek, and with sufficient introduction of Greek words to serve as a help to those who only have a moderate acquaintance with the language. The paraphrases are excellent, and are in themselves valuable commentaries upon the separate chapters.

Bibliotheca Sacra

George B. Stevens was Professor of New Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale University. He was the author of numerous books including The Christian Doctrine of Salvation, The Teaching of Jesus, and The Messages of the Apostles.

Notes and Reflections on the Epistle to the Galatians

  • Author: Arthur Pridham
  • Publisher: James Nisbet and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1872
  • Pages: 331

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Arthur Pridham moves chapter-by-chapter, verse-by-verse through the Epistle to the Galatians. Pridham has that rare ability to articulate complex ideas and to make them meaningful for the reader.

The exposition given is lucid, evangelical, and judicious, while the spirit in which the hortatory portions are written may be gathered from the following sentence: 'Let us judge this matter soberly and wisely, and with an especial reference to ourselves, remembering that human failure of any kind is but our own portrait in another light.'

The Christian

Arthur Pridham is the author of numerous biblical commentaries, including Notes and Reflections on Romans, Notes and Reflections on the Epistle to the Hebrews, Notes and Reflections on the Epistle to the Ephesians, and more.

The Epistle to the Galatians

  • Author: J. Morgan Gibbon
  • Publisher: James Clarke & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1895
  • Pages: 148

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J. Morgan Gibbon explores the Epistle to the Galatians in these five powerful essays:

  • Propositions and Illustrations
  • The Gospel in History
  • The Witness of Scripture
  • Freedom and Bondage
  • The Greatest is Love
When men like Mr. Gibbon arise, making so hard a book as the Epistle to the Galatians applicable to life of today, making it ours as if it had been written for us, how can we sufficiently thank them?

Expository Times

James Morgan Gibbon was pastor of the Stamford Hill Congregational Church in London and the author of numerous books, including The Gospel of Fatherhood, In the Days of Youth, Eternal Life, and The Disciple's Prayer.

Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians

  • Author: Alvah Hovey
  • Publisher: American Baptist Publication Society
  • Publication Date: 1890
  • Pages: 78

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The introduction to this concise commentary on Galatians discusses the author, the audience, the occasion, the structure, and the dating of the Epistle, together with its influence upon Christian life and doctrine. Alvah Hovey then moves verse-by-verse through Galatians, providing commentary and explanation.

Thorough scholarship, clear theological views, well chosen words, and the most careful editing.

The Treasury: An Evangelical Monthly for Pastor and People

Alvah Hovey (1820–1903) was born in Greene, New York and educated at Dartmouth College and Newton Theological Institution. He stayed at Newton as a librarian and professor of Hebrew, church history, theology, and Christian ethics. His numerous books include Life of St. Chrysostom, The State of the Impenitent Dead, and The Miracles of Christ as Attested by the Evangelists.

St. Paul's Epistle to the Galatians

  • Author: Cyril W. Emmet
  • Publisher: Robert Scott
  • Publication Date: 1916
  • Pages: 68

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Although Cyril Emmet's short commentary on Galatians is aimed at readers without prior knowledge of Greek and those that haven't had much theological training, his valuable comments on this Pauline epistle will highly benefit any reader. Before the commentary, Emmet provides an insightful introduction to the life of Paul.

A Commentary of independence and ripe scholarship. . . . the argument in favor of an early date for the Epistle, a date preceding the Apostolic Council of Acts xv, is given in fullness and with astonishing force of conviction. For that great argument alone the book is worth buying.

Expository Times

Cyril W. Emmet (1820–1903) was Vicar of West Hendred, located in South Oxfordshire. He published numerous books, including The Eschatological Question in the Gospels, Conscience, Creeds and Critics: A Plea for Liberty of Criticism within the Church of England, and The Third Book of Maccabees.

An Exposition of the Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Galatians

  • Author: John Brown
  • Publisher: William Oliphant and Sons
  • Publication Date: 1853
  • Pages: 451

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Noted professor and theologian John Brown moves verse-by-verse through Galatians after providing a helpful introduction to the epistle. This much lauded commentary contains an index of Hebrew and Greek words with explanations and extensive notes to help the reader. Exposition of the Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Galatians is a commentary sure to be repeatedly referenced—Brown's highly readable writing style will enhance any reader's study of the Scripture.

It is a remarkable instance of a difficult theme made plain, and of a dry one made interesting. It would be easy to quote passage upon passage in support of this commendatory notice of this invaluable work. For us even to praise Dr. Brown as an expositor of Scripture we feel to be verging on presumption, and all we can desire for the readers of his book is some measure of the gratitude and admiration which its perusal has excited in ourselves.

United Presbyterian Magazine

This work belongs to the same class with the others from the pen of the same author, which we have had repeated occasion to notice, and which taken together, already form a contribution to our exegetical literature, such as, whether in extent or importance, no other writer of our age has furnished.

Journal of Sacred Literature

John Brown was the senior minister of the United Presbyterian Congregation in Edinburgh. Also a professor of exegetical theology to the United Presbyterian Church, he published numerous books and commentaries, including The Resurrection of Life: An Exposition of First Corinthians and Plain Discourses on Important Subjects.

Commentary on the Epistle of Paul to the Galatians

  • Author: Benjamin W. Bacon
  • Publisher: The Macmillan Company
  • Publication Date: 1909
  • Pages: 135

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Benjamin W. Bacon examines the Epistle of Paul to the Galatians verse-by-verse. The commentary is accompanied by a thorough introduction which discusses the text, canonicity, authorship, intended audience, and more. Special attention is given to important subjects, such as the differing views of justification.

The commentary is sympathetic, intelligent, and stimulating.

Biblical World

Benjamin Wisner Bacon (1860–1932) was born in Litchfield, Connecticut and educated at Yale College, where he was also appointed instructor in New Testament Greek and a professor of New Testament criticism and exegesis in the Yale Divinity School. His numerous works include The Genesis of Genesis, Triple Tradition of the Exodus, The Fourth Gospel in Research and Debate and The Story of St. Paul.

The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Galatians

  • Author: A. W. Robinson
  • Publisher: Methuen & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1899
  • Pages: 133

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This practical and devotional commentary emphasizes the permanent truths and principles found in Galatians, indicating the bearing of these truths and principles on the spiritual, moral, and social life of today.

The most attractive, sensible, and instructive manual for people at large, which we have ever seen.

Church Gazette

A. W. Robinson (1856–1928) was Vicar of All Hallows Barking, now known as All Hallows-by-the-Tower, and the author of numerous books, including The Christ of the Gospels, Prayers new and old, and The Christianity of the Epistles.

A Commentary, Critical, Exegetical, and Doctrinal, on St. Paul's Epistle to the Galatians

  • Author: George John Gwynne
  • Publisher: George Herbert
  • Publication Date: 1863
  • Pages: 347

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This in-depth, verse-by-verse commentary focuses on the Greek text of Paul's Epistle to the Galatians. Gwynne provides the Greek text, the English translation, and then notes and explanation.

George John Gwynne was Rector and Vicar of Wallstown, Diocese of Cloyne.

Other Gospels, or, Lectures on St. Paul's Epistle to the Galatians

  • Author: William Humphrey
  • Publisher: Burns and Oates
  • Publication Date: 1879
  • Pages: 143

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William Humphrey initially delivered these lectures in the churches of the Society at Edinburgh and at Oxford. The thirteen lectures are divided into four themes:

  • The Reality of St. Paul's Apostleship
  • The Oneness of St. Paul's Gospel
  • St. Paul's Relation to St. Peter
  • St. Paul's Doctrine of Justification by Faith
We have not met, in recent theological literature, a work which, in so small a compass, has treated so well the Gospel of Christ.

The Irish Monthly

William Humphrey is the author of numerous books, including The Religious State, Christian Marriage, and Mary Magnifying God.

The Epistle to the Galatians

  • Author: E. H. Askwith
  • Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1899
  • Pages: 153

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This volume focuses on two specific aspects of the Epistle to the Galatians: the location of the intended recipients and the date the epistle was written. In this close study of Galatians, Askwith also examines the works of noted scholars William Mitchell Ramsay and Joseph Barber Lightfoot.

A contribution of more than usual worth to the interpretation of the Epistle. It is independent and discriminating, fair and without bias, careful and cogent in its reasoning.

Critical Review of Theological and Philosophical Literature

In a study of the questions involved, this book must be read.

Expository Times

Edward Harrison Askwith is the author of numerous books, including The Christian Conception of Holiness and The Historical Value of the Fourth Gospel.

Notes Critical and Explanatory on Paul's Epistle to the Galatians for the Use of Students and Pastors

  • Author: James Robinson Boise
  • Publisher: The American Publication Society of Hebrew
  • Publication Date: 1885
  • Pages: 45

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Using the Greek text of Constantinus Tischendorf, Boise explicates Paul's Epistle to the Galatians verse-by-verse in this concise, intensely focused commentary.

James Robinson Boise (1816–1895) spanned an impressive academic career, teaching Latin and Greek at institutions such as Brown University, University of Michigan, University of Chicago, and Baptist Union Theological Seminary. His numerous books include First Lessons in Greek and Exercises in Some of the More Difficult Principles of Greek Syntax.

The Epistle of Paul to the Galatians

  • Author: Philip Schaff
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
  • Publication Date: 1881
  • Pages: 66

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This concise, verse-by-verse commentary also includes short essays about special topics, including Paul's conversion, the relation of Paul to circumcision, the controversy of Paul and Peter at Antioch, the doctrine of justification by faith, and more.

Philip Schaff was born on January 1, 1819 in Chur, Switzerland. He was educated in Germany at Tübingen, Halle, and Berlin, where he studied under August Neander. In 1843, moved to America and became professor of church history and biblical literature at the German Reformed Theological Seminary in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania.

During this time, he edited a hymnal, worked on the liturgy in the German Reformed Church, and edited a translation of the Heidelberg Catechism. The English translation of his History of the Apostolic Church appeared in 1853. Schaff remained at Mercersburg until 1863, when the Civil War forced the seminary to close.

In 1870, Schaff became a professor at Union Theological Seminary. During his tenure there, he held the chair of theological encyclopedia and Christian symbolism, the chair of Hebrew and cognate languages, the chair of sacred literature, and the chair of church history. He also served on the committee that translated the American Standard Version.

In addition to the 22 volume collection available from Logos, Schaff also authored or edited the History of the Christian Church, Early Church Fathers, and the New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge. He is remembered as one of America's foremost church historians of the nineteenth century.

Schaff died October 20, 1893.

The Epistle of St. Paul to the Galatians Explained and Illustrated

  • Author: James Drummond
  • Publisher: The Sunday School Association
  • Publication Date: 1893
  • Pages: 200

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The main purpose of this commentary is to furnish an introduction to Pauline thought while at the same time addressing questions that readers grapple with concerning the deeper problems of living the spiritual life. A commentary sure to be referred to time and time again.

Written in a singularly clear and easy style, while at the same time marked by sound scholarship and a fine appreciation of the Apostle's spirit, it is admirably adapted to the 'beginners' for whom it is primarily intended, and by no means undeserving of the notice of the more advanced student.

The Academy and Literature

Professor Drummond's words are refreshing.

The New World

The explanations and illustrations are clear, brief, and always to the point.

Critical Review

The Principal of Manchester College does well whatever he undertakes.

Expository Times

James Drummond (1835–1918) was Principal of Manchester New College, Oxford from 1885 to 1906. His numerous books include Spiritual Religion, Introduction to the Study of Theology, The Character and Authorship of the Fourth Gospel, and Via, Veritas, Vita.

S. Paul's Epistle to Galatians: With Explanatory Notes

  • Author: John Edmunds
  • Publisher: Oliver and Boyd
  • Publication Date: 1874
  • Pages: 108

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John Edmunds provides clear and concise notes on a verse-by-verse basis in this focused commentary on Galatians. Edmunds provides an in-depth introduction to the epistle, as well as a detailed synopsis of Paul's letter for study purposes.

John Edmunds was Honorary Canon of Durham Cathedral.

Law and Grace: Being Notes of Lectures on the Epistle to the Galatians

  • Author: J. L. Harris
  • Publisher: Yapp and Hawkins
  • Publication Date: 1873
  • Pages: 127

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This volume contains six lectures, one dedicated to each chapter in the Epistle to the Galatians.

James Lampson Harris is the author of numerous books, including Jewish Bondage and Christian Freedom, On Worship, and The School of God.

The Epistle of St. Paul to Galatians

  • Author: John H. Godwin
  • Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
  • Publication Date: 1871
  • Pages: 79

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Describing the character of Paul in the preface to The Epistle of St. Paul to the Galatians, John Godwin writes: "We see him to be argumentative and affectionate, bold and gentle, philosophical and practical; combining steady singleness of purpose with astonishing versatility of address, intense earnestness and perfect moderation, supreme devotedness to Jesus Christ, and the purest philanthropy." Godwin provides notes on the epistle verse-by-verse, making clear Paul's thoughts and intentions.

Conscientious labor and long pondering are very evident throughout the entire work. The notes and the apothegmatic statements of doctrinal truth are charged with significance, and are models of lucid condensation.

British Quarterly Review

Professor Godwin is doing good service to the Church by these translations with notes, of different books of the New Testament. On the whole we think this little volume on the Galatians is the best which has come from his pen.

Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle

John H. Godwin was Professor of Mental and Moral Philosophy, Logic, and Rhetoric at New College, London.

A Commentary on the Epistle of St. Paul to the Galatians

  • Author: W. A. O'Connor
  • Publisher: Hatchards, Piccadilly
  • Publication Date: 1876
  • Pages: 104

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After years of studying and teaching the Greek text of Galatians, O’Connor penned this English translation for the aid of his students. Concise and easily readable, A Commentary on the Epistle of St. Paul to the Galatians is a classic commentary that has stood the test of time.

William Anderson O’Connor was born in the city of Cork and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He is the author of numerous books, including Faith and Works, The Truth and the Church, and The Gospel of St. John Newly Translated.

The Crucified and Quickened Christian, or, A Discourse on Galatians 2:19–20

  • Author: William Dell
  • Publisher: Thomas William Stuckey
  • Publication Date: 1868
  • Pages: 48

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William Dell's essay focuses on Galatians 2:19–20 and the public admonishment Paul gives to Peter. Dell's exploration of these particular verses shines light on the epistle as a whole, and adds a valuable contribution to Pauline studies.

Reader, come, take a sip of this soul refreshing stream, this precious discourse.

The Gospel Magazine

William Dell was an English clergyman and Master of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge from 1649 to 1660. A contemporary and friend to John Bunyan, Dell published numerous works, including The Doctrine of Baptisms, The Trial of Spirits, and The Stumbling Stone.

St. Paul's Fight for Galatia

  • Author: C. H. Watkins
  • Publisher: James Clarke & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1914
  • Pages: 312

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First published in German as his thesis for his Doctorate of Theology at the University of Heidelberg, C. H. Watkin's St. Paul's Fight for Galatia focuses mainly on the psychological aspect of Paul's epistle, and posits the idea that Paul was a "controversialist," but only because of the sense of urgency with which he was writing. An important contribution to study of Galatians and to the character and life of Paul.

The book is an original, daring, and very thorough examination of those sections of the Epistle to the Galatians that bear upon the controversy raised by the Judaizers who disturbed and misled the Apostle Paul's converts in Galatia. With great skill and scholarship, Dr. Watkins sets himself to deduce from the Epistle what was the actual position taken by the Judaizers, and what were the charges they brought to undermine St. Paul's authority. As a commentary on Galatians, the book will be found unusually illuminating and suggestive.

The American Missionary

The book is original and of importance; on the psychological side especially it is a real contribution to the right understanding of the Epistle.

Review of Theology and Philosophy

Charles H. Watkins received his Doctorate of Theology from the University of Heidelberg, where he studied under Johannes Weiss and Anton Fridrichsen.

The Epistle of Paul to the Churches of Galatia

  • Author: James Macgregor
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1881
  • Pages: 127

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Before providing a thorough verse-by-verse commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians, James Macgregor's introduction discusses the date, audience, authorship of the epistle, and more. Also included are helpful sections of focused study, such as "Pauline Justification," "Paul and James," and "The 'Righteousness' in this Epistle."

The brief commentary is exceedingly good. The leading points are seized and expounded with great felicity.

Aberdeen Free Press

We cannot speak too strongly in commendation of Dr. Macgregor's effort. The book is strong (brevity is one of the features and beauties of the scheme), but it contains much in little. Sound, fresh, vigorous, readable, and learned, it opens up the Epistle in a way which makes its meaning plain to the commonest capacity.

Free Church Record

We commend the work to Bible-class teachers, and can assure them that they will find in this Handbook material which, while likely to raise the tone of their own spirituality, will at the same time provide them with matter eminently calculated to enlighten their classes.

Scottish Congregational Magazine

James Macgregor was Professor of Systematic Theology in the New College, Edinburgh and the author of numerous books, including The Apology of the Christian Religion, Nature of the Divine Inspiration of Scripture, and Exodus.

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