Person NameScougal; Professor; Henry (1650-1678); Professor of Divinity, King's College, Aberdeen
EpithetProfessor of Divinity, King's College, Aberdeen
ActivityHenry Scougal was born in 1650, the son of Patrick Scougal (c 1607 - 1682), Bishop of Aberdeen. He graduated M.A. from King’s College, Aberdeen in 1668. He was ordained in 1672 and appointed to Auchterless parish as well as being the Precentor in the Cathedral of Aberdeen. In 1673 he was appointed Professor of Divinity at King’s College, a post he held until his death of consumption in 1678. He published many works including The Life of God in the Soul of Man (1677), the only work to be published in his lifetime, and three tracts in Latin: A Short System of Ethics, A preservative against the Artifices of Romish Ministeries and the beginning of a work entitled The Pastoral Care. These do not seem to have been printed and the manuscripts are lost. Copies of his collected works were published in 1765, 1773 and 1830. In 1684 the presentation to the library of King’s College of books, which had belonged to him and to his father, was recorded in the College minutes.
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