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Rev. Prof. Allan Galloway


1920 - 2006

Theologian. Born in Stirling, the son of an estate-worker, Galloway was educated at Stirling High School, the University of Glasgow, the Union Theological Seminary, New York, and Christ's College, Cambridge. He was ordained a Minister of the Church of Scotland and served as an assistant in Port Glasgow and then was charged with the parish of Auchterhouse. He accepted the new Chair of Religious Studies at the University of Ibadan (Nigeria) in 1954. Returning to Scotland he was appointed a Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow, taking the Chair of Divinity in 1968. Between 1972 and 1982, he also served as Principal of Trinity College (Glasgow) at a time which saw the College relinquish its own premises and relocate completely within the University. He contributed a history of theology since the Enlightenment to a larger work, gave several notable lectures on systematic theology and was a popular teacher. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1985.

He died in Clynder (Argyll and Bute).


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