Papers of James Moffat, 1870-1944, theologian

Scope and Content

The collection contains letters, notes, sermons and lectures, as well as papers relating to the American Standard Bible Committee. Donated by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland as part of the Trinity College Library 1891-1944

Administrative / Biographical History

James Moffat was born in Glasgow in 1870. He was a student of the  University of Glasgow, where he graduated MA (Classical honours) and was also the John Clark Fellow (Classics). He trained for the Church at Free Church College, Glasgow where he was Stevenson Scholar (Hebrew) and Joshua Paterson Fellow, and was ordained in  1896 . He was Jowett Lecturer at the University of London in  1907 . He was first a practising Minister before becoming Professor of Greek and New Testament Exegesis at Mansfield College, Oxford, in  1911 , a post which he held until  1915 . Moffat returned to Glasgow in 1915 as Professor of Church History at the United Free Church College. From  1927-1939  he was Washburn Professor of Church History in Union Theological Seminary, New York. His publications include: The Historical New Testament, The Golden Book of Owen, Paul and Paulinism, Theology of the Gospels, The Bible in Scots Literature and The Presbyterian Churches. James Moffat died in  1944 .


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Deposited by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland as part of the Library of Trinity College, Glasgow, 1974.

Other Finding Aids

Item level descriptions are available via the department's online manuscripts catalogue available at the University of Glasgow Library, Department of Special Collections, searching by the call number MS Gen 1644.

Alternative Form Available

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Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Keeper of Special Collections.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 247 procedures

Custodial History

Formerly in the custody of Trinity College, Glasgow


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Location of Originals

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Additional Information

Fonds level description compiled by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 11 March 2005


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