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
Papers of James Moffat, 1870-1944, theologian
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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
Deposited by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland as part of the Library of Trinity College, Glasgow, 1974.
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Item level descriptions are available via the department's online manuscripts catalogue available at the University of Glasgow Library, Department of Special Collections http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/manuscripts/, searching by the call number MS Gen 1644.
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Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.
This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 247 procedures
Formerly in the custody of Trinity College, Glasgow
Location of Originals
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Fonds level description compiled by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 11 March 2005