-2016. lfpb. 214pp. ills.
This is an illustrated biography of 19th century Free Church Minister and College Professor, James MacGregor (1829-1894), a Gaelic speaking native from Callander (Perthshire). It traces MacGregor’s career from his early days in Callander through his University and divinity training experiences and his ministries in the Free Church. Appointed Professor of Systematic Theology in New College, Edinburgh (1868) he later immigrated to New Zealand (1881) where he exercised a ministry in Oamaru on the South Island till his death in 1894. A fundamentally conservative theologian, he was not without his erratic side. His story is a fascinating one, sympathetically told after much careful research.
The author is a retired minister in the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) and serves as Principal and lecturer in Church History at the Free Church (Continuing) Seminary located in Inverness.