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Papers of the Very Rev. James Denney (1856-1917)

Identifier: GD27

Scope and Contents

The collection contains sermons, Denney's student notes and class essays, class lectures, and general papers and addresses.


  • 1880-1915

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Physical Description

16 boxes. Access to records in a fragile condition may be restricted.

Conditions Governing Access

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.

Biographical / Historical

James Denney was born in Paisley on 5 February 1856. He was educated at Highlanders Academy, Greenock, and then he studied at Glasgow University and at Glasgow Free Church College. In 1886 he became Minister of the East Free Church, Broughty Ferry, in Angus. Denney was then appointed to the Chair of Systematic and Pastoral Theology at Glasgow Free Church College in 1897, and in 1899-1900 he became Professor of New Testament Language, Literature and Theology. He was made Principal of the College in 1915, serving until his death. His publications included The epistles to the Thessalonians (1892), The second epistle to the Corinthians (1894), The death of Christ (1902), and The way everlasting (1911). The Very Rev. James Denney died on 12 June 1917.


16 boxes


The collection DEN 01-12 is grouped as follows: 01 Sermons Old Testament Genesis to Deuteronomy; 02 Sermons Old Testament Joshua to Nehemiah; 03 Sermons Old Testament Job to Malachi; 04 Sermons New Testament Matthew to John; 05 Sermons New Testament Acts; 06 Sermons New Testament Romans to Galatians; 07 Sermons New Testament Ephesians to Revelation; 08 Lectures and Papers Biblical topics; 09 Theological and Practical Theology Lectures; 10 General Lectures and Biographical Notes; 11 Early Essays and Lectures and Extract Notes; 12 Note Books Student Notes and Class Lectures.

Physical Location

MSS DEN 01-12

Other Finding Aids

Local lists.


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Physical Description

16 boxes. Access to records in a fragile condition may be restricted.

Physical Facet

Access to records in a fragile condition may be restricted.


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Repository Details

Part of the New College Library Special Collections Repository

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