Religion and Theology: A Sermon for the Times Preached in the Parish Church of crathie, 5th September and in the College Church, St Andrews

by John Tulloch


John Tulloch, a beloved professor at the University of St Andrews, was a moderate liberal theologian who sought to reconcile the insights of higher criticism of the Bible with the tenets of Christian orthodoxy. In his sermon on Religion and Theology, he says: “Religion is identified with the tenets of a Church system, or of a theological system; and it is felt that modern criticism has assailed these tenets in many vulnerable points, and made it no longer easy for the open and well-informed mind to believe […] without hesitation.” Even so, Tulloch reminds his readers and listeners, not even the most foundation-shaking discovery of modern science can assail God’s truth, which will always make itself available for anyone who has faith.

Kathleen O’Bannon
CCEL Staff

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Born: June 1, 1823
Died: February 13, 1886
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