This volume is comprised of an illuminating series of essays on the life and work of the two leading Scottish theologians, brothers John Baillie and Donald Baillie. Through their teaching, writing, and churchmanship, the Baillies were of international renown. Their work formed an organic whole which exercised a strong and widespread influence upon their generation and has continued to influence successive generations to this day.
While many of the Baillies’ writings have remained in print, little secondary literature has appeared. These essays seek to examine and assess the continuing relevance of the Baillies’ lives and writings. Particular attention is given to their philosophical theology, Christian doctrine, preaching, ecumenism, their Christian political and social witness, and their spirituality. In addition there is an exploration of John Baillie’s involvement with “The Moot,” a group of Christian intellectuals including T. S. Eliot, Karl Mannheim and J. H. Oldham who met regularly from 1938 to 1947.
Praise for the Print Edition
Professor Fergusson has done us a great service. The contributions here. . . will surely re-awaken interest and stimulate further development of the legacy of these remarkable Scottish Churchmen.
—D. W. D. Shaw
- Title: Christ, Church and Society: Essays on John Baillie and Donald Baillie
- Author: David Fergusson
- Publisher: T&T Clark
- Publication Date: 2004
- Pages: 312
About David Fergusson
David Fergusson is Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Aberdeen.