Ronald Wallace

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For the Canadian politician (c. 1916-2008), see Ronald Wallace (politician).
For writer, see Ronald Wallace (poet).

Ronald Wallace (1911–2006) was a theologian and Professor of Biblical Theology at Columbia Theological Seminary. He was also a member of the Torrance family of theologians.

Career Overview[edit]

Education[edit]

His secondary education took place at the Royal High School. At sixteen he matriculated at the University of Edinburgh and studied a degree in civil engineering. He proceeded to the Faculty of Arts. Studies at in Divinity followed; he was a pupil of H.R. Mackintosh and William Manson. While Minister of St Kentigern's in Lanark he gained his PhD on Calvin's Doctrine of the Word and Sacraments.

Family and theological connections[edit]

In July 1937 he married Mary Moulin Torrance, the sister of Thomas Torrance. They had a son, David, and two daughters: Elizabeth and Heather. Wallace's nephews include theologians Iain Torrance and Alan Torrance; moreover, his son-in-law George Newlands is also an academic theologian.

Sources[edit]

  • Torrance, I.R. (1 March 2006) "Obituary: Professor Ronald Wallace" The Scotsman