Galloway, A.D. 1920–2006

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Galloway, A.D. 1920–2006

(Allan Douglas Galloway)

OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born July 30, 1920, in Aberfoyle (one source says Stirling), Scotland; died February 4, 2006. Theologian, educator, and author. Galloway was a retired professor of divinity at the University of Glasgow, where he was also a former president of Trinity College. He graduated with degrees in the arts and divinity from Glasgow in 1941, followed by a bachelor's of divinity degree there in 1945. An S.T.M. at Union Theological Seminary in New York City followed in 1947, and then study under Paul Tillich at Cambridge, where he completed a Ph.D. in 1948. After serving parishes in Port Glasgow and Angus, Scotland, for the next seven years, Galloway was appointed a professor of religious studies at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria. He returned home in 1960 to fill the post of senior lecturer at the University of Glasgow. Later positions included reader in divinity, Gifford Lecturer, and, from 1972 to 1982, principal of Trinity College. He retired at the end of that term. As a theologian, Galloway was not a particularly controversial thinker, but he did explore some open-minded interpretations of Christianity, such as considering a more universal role for Jesus Christ and discussing how Christianity relates to people's responsibility in conserving the environment. Galloway, a former president of the Society for the Study of Religion and Theology who was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1988, was the author of several texts, including The Cosmic Christ (1953), Faith in a Changing Culture (1967), and The Science of Theology (1986).

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Times (London, England), February 21, 2006, p. 60.