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Backlist Title -- The People's Theologian: Writings in Honour of Donald Macleod

Gavin MacKenzie

Scottish evangelical leader, churchman and scholar, Donald Macleod has had a far-reaching influence. The People's Theologian: Writings in Honour of Donald Macleod honors this great man and at the same time offers important contributions on topics close to Macleod's heart: historical and systematic theology, biblical interpretation, and preaching.

Alex J. MacDonald (minister of Buccleuch & Greyfriars Free Church of Scotland, Edinburgh) in this books' introduction describes some of the lasting contributions of Macleod's life and ministry:

"Donald's guiding star has been and remains, "What says the Scripture?" ...There is no tradition or practice that cannot be re-examined in the light of Scripture. He has constantly reminded us of the great Reformation principle - our authority is "Scripture Alone."

" his Master, the common people hear him gladly. Donald Macleod makes little concession in his lecturing or preaching to ignorance of Biblical or theological truth, and he makes no apology for Biblical and theological language. Nevertheless, because he makes doctrine come alive, people are drawn in, people of all different backgrounds....

"Donald Macleod is the people's theologian.... He combines a profound grasp of the language of Scripture and the history of Christian doctrine with a penetrating understanding of the dilemmas of life at the beginning of the third millennium. Through it all shines his adoration of Jesus Christ and his deep sympathy with people. He never loses sight for a moment that he is addressing people - people who are hurting, or confused or ill-informed or tempted. This is theology straight from the heart of a great preacher of the gospel."

The book is edited by Ian D. Campbell and Malcom Maclean and includes contributions from: Martin Cameron, Mary Ferguson, Richard B. Gaffin Jr., David George, Michael W. Honeycutt, Fergus MacDonald, Alex J. MacDonald, Donald M. MacDonald, Alasdair I. Macleod, Donna Macleod, John Macleod, David Meredith, Guy Richard, Changwon Shu, Derek W. H. Thomas, Carl R. Trueman, Rowland S. Ward and Brian Wilson.

Learn more about the book, and preview its table of contents at You can pick up a copy of this book from one of the following online retailers: Westminster Books,,,, or

Selected Christian Focus Titles from Donald Macleod:

For a full list of Christian Focus titles by Donald Macleod, click here.

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