Essays submitted to St Mary's College, University of St Andrews, for the Gray Prize.
The following list contains all the essays present. It should be noted that a number of the prize winning essays are wanting.
No date: William Milligan: On the Necessity of a Revelation (ms75 / msBR123.M5).
Alan McNaughton: Does it detract from the internal evidence of the Christian Religion that the writings of the New Testament do not contain any precept enjoining private friendship? (ms101).
Thomas Hill: Is the attempt to harmonise the facts narrated in the Gospels into one chronological series, of importance to the great purpose for which they were written? 29 February 1820 (ms97).
Unknown [? Mr Douglas, prize-winner]: Does the success of the Mahometan superstition invalidate the argument in favour of Christianity drawn from its rapid propagation during the first century? (ms71 / msBR123.D6).
[Robert Nisbet ?]: On the Nature, Reality and Extent of the Inspiration possessed by the New Testament Writers, 1825. (ms84).
[Gray essay?] Unknown author: An Exposition of Acts xvii, 22-31, 1828. (ms123 / msLF1119.A2X)
Robert Lee: The Institution of the Sabbath, 1830. (ms124)
Thomas Burns: On the Origin of Sabbatical Institutions (ms93)
J W Taylor: The Nature and Strength of the General Argument from Prophecy in favour of Christianity, 1935. (ms4379).Calligraphic title page.
George Blair: On the delineation of the character of Christ by the Evangelists as an evidence of the truth of Christianity. (ms4380)
Charles Fowler: On the Beneficial Influence of Christianity on the Temporal Condition of Mankind (ms95).
Unknown: On the Origin of Sacrifice (ms4381)
[William Milligan ?]: The relative importance of the different branches of evidence establishing the truths of Christianity and the danger of neglecting or undervaluing any of them. (ms86)
William Mackintosh: The sufficiency of Scripture as a rule of faith. (ms4382).
William Purdie Dickson: On the beneficial influence of Christianity on the temporal interests of Mankind. (ms99)
William Grey: On the Origin of the Papal Hierarchy. (ms85:)
Paton James Gloag: Refutation of the doctrine of the Romish Church concerning tradition. (ms4383)
David Turpie: Vindication of the Miracles recorded by Moses, written during the Summer recess of 1846. (ms4384)
[David Turpie?]: In Answer to the Objections urged against the Writers of the New Testamentand which are grounded on the alleged Incorrectness of their Quotations from the Old Testament. (ms5441)
William Gray: The Advantages of Classical Learning to the Theologian"(ms4385)
Thomas Brown: Illustration of Paul's Discourse at Athens - Acts XVII 22-31 (ms4387).
Charles Fowler: Lecture on St Andrews Paul's Discourse at Athens - Acts XVII 22-31 (ms4386)
James McLaurin: Baptismal Regeneration. (ms4388)
[James Pennel or James Stewart]: Baptismal Regeneration (ms4388)
Robert Bell: On the Connection between Divine Revelation and Human
Learning and the Advantages which they have mutually given (ms4389)
Mark Anderson: The Christian Doctrine of Sin. (ms4390)
James Robertson: On the Sabbath. (ms4391).
[Archibald Bell or John Martin]: The Three Creeds, 5 September 1860. (ms4391)
[Robert Scott ?]: On the Genuineness and Authenticity of the Pentateuch. (ms4392)
[John Bell ?]: The Place which the Internal or Moral Evidence in Connection with Consciousness holds in the Christian Evidences. (ms96)
[Thomas Bayne or James Ewan]: The Life and Character of Christ as Evidence of His Divinity (Two essays - ms4393, ms4394)
John Robb: The Life and Opinions of John Wycliffe. (ms4395)
[John Mitchell Moncrieff ?]: The Authenticity and Genuineness of the Book of the Prophet Isaiah. (ms4396)
Alexander Lawson: The inspiration of Scripture in connection with scientific and historic difficulties. (ms4397)
Neil Campbell: The Historical Origin and Theological Analysis of the Creed of Nicaea. (ms4398)
William Robertson: Luther and Erasmus. (ms4400)
Joseph Sage Finlayson: Luther and Erasmus. (ms4399)
Andrew Millar: On the Composition and Formation of the Hebrew Psalter. (ms4401)
John Stewart: On the Composition and Formation of the Hebrew Psalter. (ms4402)
Henry Martin Beckwyth Reid: Scripture Revelation; its Nature and History. (ms4403).
Andrew Miller: Scripture Revelation: its Nature and History. (ms4404).
John Morrison: The Apostolic Authorship and Historic Credibility of the Fourth Gospel. (ms4405)
William Bayne: St Ninian, St Patrick and St Columba: their lives and missionary labours in Scotland and Ireland. (ms4406).
William Bayne: The Authenticity and Genuiness of Isaiah. (ms4407).
Robert Somers: The originality of Christ's Character as an evidence of the Divine origin of Christianity. (ms4408).
Thomas Martin: What is the testimony, direct or indirect, borne to the facts of the Gospel history by the four following epistles - viz., the epistle to the Galatians, the epistle to the Romans, the two epistles to the Corinthians? (ms4409)
Robert Menzies Fergusson: The Life and Times of Athanasius. (ms4410)
Joseph Mitchell: The Book of Job. (ms4411)
Andrew Burns: The Originality of Christ's Character as an Evidence of the Divine Origin of Christianity. (ms4412)
James Anderson Lowe: The Evidence furnished by the Epistles to the Romans, Galatians and the two Epistles to the Corinthians, to the miraculous events of our Lord's life. (ms4413)
Andrew Gray: On the Authenticity and Genuineness of Isaiah Ch 40-66. (ms4414)
George Gordon Stott: The Messianic Expectation among the Jews from the Exile to 70 A.D. (ms4415).
Robert Barclay: Ignatius of Antioch and the Epistles ascribed to him. January 1892. (ms4416)
[Unknown]: The Date, Authorship, and a Critical Estimate of the contents of the Book of Ecclesiastes. (ms4417)
[Unknown]: The Date, Authorship, and a Critical Estimate of the contents of the Book of Ecclesiastes. (ms4418)
[Essays of 1. George Christie and 2. George Lindsay Leslie ??]
John Macbeth: Is Myth a sufficient explanation of Miracle? (ms4419)
Robert C Mitchell: The Development in the Epistles of the New Testament of the doctrine of the Atonement. (ms4420)
Unknown: The Development in the Epistles of the New Testament of the doctrine of the Atonement. (ms4421)
Unknown: The Development of the doctrine of the Atonement in the Epistles of the New Testament. (ms4422)
James M Scott: The Origin and Significance of the Simon Magus Legend. (ms4423). Equal for prize.
Norman Macleod Caie: The Origin and Significance of the Simon Magus Legend. (ms4424) Equal for prize.
Edward M Johnstone: The Authorship and Composition of the Epistle of James. (ms4425)