Biography of George MacGregor
George Hogarth Carnaby (known as Garth) MacGregor (1892-1963) was Professor of Divinity and Biblical Criticism from 1933 to 1963.
A graduate of Gonville and Caius Colleges, Cambridge, MacGregor trained for the ministry at New College in Edinburgh and then graduated DLitt from the University in 1929. He became a minister in Bridge of Allan and then at St John's-Renfield Church in Glasgow, before becoming Bruce Lecturer at the University in 1928 and Hosmer Professor of New Testament Exegesis in Hartford Theological Seminary in Connecticut from 1929 until his appointment to the Glasgow Chair in 1933.
MacGregor was a noted New Testament scholar and a committed pacifist, combining his two passions in his book The New Testament Basis of Pacifism (1937). He was elected President of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas in 1960.