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1. Donald Macpherson (1887–1954). Brother of John. B. Scot.; prof. St. Andrews U., Scot., 1935 to 1954. Opposed liberal theol. and attempts to reconstruct hist. Jesus; defended genuine incarnation; emphasized “I-Thou” encounter* of faith. Wrote Faith in God; God Was in Christ.

2. John (1886 to 1960). Brother of Donald. B. Scot.; prof. theol. Auburn, New York, 1919, Toronto 1927, New York 1930; prof. divinity Edinburgh 1934; Moderator Ch. of Scot. 1943; rector New Coll., Edinburgh 1950; chaplain to Queen in Scot. 1954. Wrote extensively on revelation. Held all knowledge of God is based on God's self-disclosure (mediated immediacy); God is known to all men. Works include Interpretation of Religion; And the Life Everlasting; Our Knowledge of God; The Belief in Progress: The Idea of Revelation in Recent Thought; The Sense of the Presence of God. See also Encounter.

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