Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Tulloch, John

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TULLOCH, JOHN, a Scotch theologian; born near Bridge of Earn, Perthshire, June 1, 1823, studied at the University of St. Andrews; and in 1844 was licensed as a preacher in the Church of Scotland. After holding for some years a charge in Dundee, he was in 1849 presented to the parish of Kettins in Forfarshire, and in 1854, on the death of Dr. Haldane, was appointed Principal of St. Mary's College, University of St Andrews. He first attracted notice as a writer in the “British Quarterly” and “North British Review.” In 1855 he obtained the second Burnett prize (£600) on the “Being and Attributes of God,” and his essay was published under the title “Theism.” The most important of his works are “Leaders of the Reformation" (1859); “English Puritanism and Its Leaders” (1861); “Beginning Life, Chapters for Young Men” (1861); “The Christ of the Gospels, and the Christ of Modern Criticism” (1864); “Rational Theology and Christian Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century” (2 vols. 1872); “Religion and Theology, a Sermon for the Times” (1875); “Facts of Religion and of Life” (Sermons) (1876); and “Pascal” (1878). He died at Torquay, Feb. 13, 1886.