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In this classic two-volume biography, Thomas M’Crie presents a comprehensive account of one of the most important figures in Scottish history: Andrew Melville. As M’Crie puts it, “Next to her Reformer [John Knox], who, under God, emancipated her from the degrading shackles of papal superstition and tyranny, I know no individual from whom Scotland has received such important services, or to whom she continues to owe so deep a debt of national respect and gratitude, as Andrew Melville.”
In addition to being one of the brightest theological luminaries of his day, Melville did more than anyone else to build the university system in Scotland at Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, and St. Andrews—securing their international acclaim that continues today. To study Melville’s life is to explore the roots of Scotland’s ecclesiastical and literary development. With M’Crie’s extensive biography, discover the life and significance of this profound Scottish churchman and institution builder.
In the Logos editions, these valuable volumes are enhanced by amazing functionality. Important figures, events, and dates link to the Timeline, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches with the Topic Guide to instantly gather relevant resources, enabling you to jump into the conversation with the foremost historians on the Scottish history and the Reformers. Tablet and mobile apps let you take the discussion with you. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.
For M’Crie’s previous work on the Scottish Reformers, check out The Life of John Knox in the Classic Studies on John Knox (15 vols.).
- Comprehensive biography of one of the most important figures in Scottish history
- Illustrations of Scotland’s ecclesiastical and literary history
- Title: The Life of Andrew Melville
- Author: Thomas M’Crie
- Publisher: William Blackwood
- Volumes: 2
- Pages: 1,044
About Andrew Melville
Andrew Melville (1545–1622) was a Scottish Reformer and minister in the Church of Scotland. He studied at the University of St. Andrews and then at the University of Paris and Poitiers. Political troubles in France led him to Geneva where Theodor Beza was instrumental in his appointment to the chair of humanity in the Academy of Geneva. He was noted for his knowledge of Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Syriac. Melville was appointed as the principal of the University of Glasgow and was responsible for significantly shaping its curriculum. He was also influential in the development of the University of Aberdeen and was later made principle of St. Mary’s College at St. Andrews—helping them gain their reputation among scholars in continental Europe.
About Thomas M’Crie
Thomas M’Crie (1772–1835), DD, was a Scottish minister and historian. He was educated at the University of Edinburgh before studying under Archibald Bruce. M’Crie was ordained in 1796 and spent the rest of his life in ministry. He is also the author of The Life of John Knox, Lectures on the Book of Esther, The Early Years of John Calvin, and the two-volume Sketches of Scottish Church History in Classic Studies on the Scottish Church History (11 vols.).