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Colquhoun, John (1748–1827), theological writer  

J. M. Rigg

revised by Emma Major

Colquhoun, John (1748–1827), theological writer, was born at Luss in Dunbartonshire in January 1748. His brother was the Revd James Colquhoun of Perth. He was originally a shepherd and weaver but, after attending a village school, he studied at Glasgow for the Scottish ministry. He was licensed in August 1780 and took up a charge in ...

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Garden, James (1645–1726)  

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MacKinnon, Donald MacKenzie (1913–1994), philosopher and theologian  

David Fergusson

MacKinnon, Donald MacKenzie (1913–1994), philosopher and theologian, was born in Oban, Argyll, on 27 August 1913, the son of Donald MacKenzie MacKinnon (d. 1930), procurator fiscal, and his wife, Grace Isabella Rhind. An Anglicized Scot, MacKinnon was educated at Cargilfield School, Edinburgh...

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Smart, (Roderick) Ninian (1927–2001), scholar of religions  

Ursula King

Smart, (Roderick) Ninian (1927–2001), scholar of religions, was born on 6 May 1927 at The Observatory, Cambridge, the youngest of the three sons (there was no daughter) of William Marshall Smart (1889–1975), astronomer, and his wife, Isabel Macquarie, née Carswell (1887–1974). He was educated at ...

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Watt, William Montgomery (1909–2006), Scottish Episcopal clergyman and scholar of Islam  

Todd M. Thompson

Watt, William Montgomery (1909–2006), Scottish Episcopal clergyman and scholar of Islam, was born on 14 March 1909 at the manse, Ceres, Fife, the only child of Andrew Watt, a minister in the Church of Scotland, and his wife, Mary, née Burns, primary school teacher. His early years were far from stable. His father died shortly after his birth and this misfortune necessitated frequent relocations during his childhood. An uncle and an aunt shared parenting duties with his mother and he grew up primarily in ...