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James Carruthers Gorrie Greig

James Carruthers Gorrie Greig, British theologian, minister, translator. Served with British Army, 1948-1950.; Member Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, John Buchan Society (chairman 1983-1986).; Club: Scottish Arts (Edinburgh).


  • Greig, James Carruthers Gorrie was born on February 23, 1927 in Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Son of James and Elizabeth (Carruthers) Greig.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts with honours (Open Major scholar 1945-1948), Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (England) University, 1948. Master of Arts, 1952. Bachelor of Divinity (Robert James Wyllie fellow 1954), University Glasgow, 1954.

      School of Theology and Ministry summa cum laude (Scots fellow 1954), Union Theological Seminary, New York City, 1955.


    • Ordained to ministry of Scotland Church, 1955. Minister, Closeburn, Scotland, 1955-1959. Professor New Testament language, literature and theology Westminster College, Cambridge, 1959-1963.

      Lecturer religious education Jordanhill College Education, Glasgow, 1963-1979. Minister St. Matthew's Church Scotland, Paisley, 1979-1986. English translator World Council of Churches, Geneva, since 1986.

      Temporary lecturer department New Testament, University Glasgow, 1981. Moderator Presbytery of Paisley, 1981-1982. Religious editor Oliver & Boyd Ltd., 1962-1967.

      Member various committees Church of Scotland.


    • Author: The Serpent in the Wilderness, 1961. Translator of Bultmann, Wrede, Hengel, and Hübner. Editor Scottish Sunday School Teacher, 1965-1975.

      Contributor to John Buchan Journal. Also articles, reviews.


    Served with British Army, 1948-1950. Member Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, John Buchan Society (chairman 1983-1986). Club: Scottish Arts (Edinburgh).


    • Married Elsa Clark Carlile, September 20, 1958. Children: Elspeth Carlile, Andrew Carruthers, Jane Clark.
    • father: James Greig
    • mother: Elizabeth (Carruthers) Greig
    • spouse: Elsa Clark Carlile
    • children: Elspeth Carlile Greig
    • Andrew Carruthers Greig
    • Jane Clark Greig
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    Born February 23, 1927