John Macpherson was an author, a translator, and a Presbyterian minister. The John Macpherson Collection brings together six of his most important works on theology, doctrine, and Scottish church history. In Christian Dogmatics, Macpherson gives a systematic presentation of all the leading Christian doctrines through the lens of “moderate Calvinism.” In History of the Church in Scotland, he traces Scotland’s ecclesiastical and religious movements from the original planting of Christianity to the close of the nineteenth century. He provides invaluable notes and commentary in The Sum of Saving Knowledge, a practical guide to the doctrine contained in the Westminster Confession of Faith. Also included is Macpherson’s highly lauded commentary on Ephesians, a collection of lectures on Scottish theology, and Macpherson’s handbook on the Presbyterian Church.
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John Macpherson (1847–1902) was educated at King’s College, Aberdeen, and at the University of Edinburgh. He served as a pastor at Findhorn, a fishing village in Morayshire. He was an author and notable translator of German Protestant works, including works by J. H. A. Ebrard, J. H. Kurtz, and Emil Schürer.