Papers of John Rodger Gray, 1913-1984, theology graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

Lecture notes:

  • Formal Logic1930;
  • Logic I & II 1930-1931;
  • Moral Philosophy (ordinary) 1931;
  • Sermons 1932;
  • Political Economy - Banking and Currency 1931-1932;
  • Political Philosophy 1932-1933;
  • Political Economy 1932-1933;
  • Bibliographies 1933;
  • Political Economy 1933;
  • Political Philosophy 1933-1934;
  • Beginnings and Developments of Religion 1934-1935;
  • Kant 1934-1935;
  • Plato 1934-1935;
  • Apologetics 1935;
  • New Testament 1935;
  • Dogmatics 1935;
  • Background of New Testament 1935;
  • Logic and Metaphysics 1936;
  • Pastoral Theology 1936-1937;
  • Lecture notes of Sheila M Whiteside (later Mrs Gray) c.1949.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Rodger Gray was born on 9 January 1913  . His father was a master butcher. He entered the University of Glasgow aged 17 and was a student from 1930-1934  . In his first year, 1930-1931, he studied English, History (Ordinary), Logic (Ordinary) and Greek. The following year, 1931-1932, he studied Political Economics, Moral Philosophy and Psychology. In his third year, 1932-1933, he studied for Junior Hons in Political Economics, Political Economics and Political Philosophy. In his final year, 1933-1934, Gray studied for Senior Honours in Political Economics and Political Philosophy. He graduated MA in 1934  . He went on to graduate MA and BD (Yale University) and ThM (Princeton University).

He worked as a minister and then became the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland for 1977  . John R. Gray died in Dunblane on 9 August 1984.


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Deposited by John Gray, 1984

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Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names


Fonds level description compiled by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 04 November 2004.

Updated by Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 16 January 2008

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