Sinclair Ferguson

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Sinclair Ferguson
Born1948 (age 70–71)
OccupationProfessor, Author, Public Speaker
Notable work
Reformed Confessions Harmonized

In Christ Alone: Living the Gospel Centered Life

The Christian Life: A Doctrinal Introduction
Theological work
Era20th and 21st century
Tradition or movementReformed

Sinclair Buchanan Ferguson (born 1948) is a Scottish theologian known in Reformed Christian circles for his teaching, writing, and editorial work. He is Chancellor's Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary since 2017,[1] commuting from Scotland where he is an assistant minister at St. Peter's Free Church of Scotland, Dundee.


Ferguson received his Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen and was a minister in the Church of Scotland from 1971 to 2005, when he transferred to the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, serving as the Senior Pastor of historic First Presbyterian Church of Columbia, South Carolina. He has served as an editor with the Banner of Truth Trust and worked as a minister at St George's-Tron Church, Glasgow.

Ferguson was the Senior Minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina. He was also a Professor of Systematic Theology at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas and part-time Professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia) prior to which he held the Charles Krahe Chair for Systematic Theology at this same seminary.

He also previously served as a council member of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals.


Ferguson speaks at numerous conferences worldwide. Books he has written, edited or contributed to include:

  • The Whole Christ: Legalism, Antinomianism, & Gospel Assurance--Why the Marrow Controversy Still Matters (2016) ISBN 978-1433548000
  • The Christian Life: A Doctrinal Introduction (2013) ISBN 978-1848712591
  • Name above All Names (2013) with Alistair Begg ISBN 978-1433537752
  • Deserted by God (2013) ISBN 978-1848711532
  • The Grace of Repentance (Redesign) (Today's Issues) (2011) ISBN 978-1433519833
  • By Grace Alone: How the Grace of God Amazes me (2010) ISBN 978-1567692020
  • In Christ Alone: Living the Gospel Centered Life (2007)
  • John Owen: The Man and His Theology (2003) ISBN 0-87552-674-8, contributor about John Owen
  • The Preacher's Commentary - Vol. 21 - Daniel (2002) ISBN 0-7852-4795-5
  • The Big Book of Questions & Answers about Jesus (2000) ISBN 1-85792-559-9
  • The Grace of Repentance (Today's Issues) (2000) ISBN 1-58134-165-2
  • Reformed Confessions Harmonized (1999) ISBN 0-8010-5222-X, editor with Joel Beeke
  • Let's Study Mark (1999) ISBN 0-85151-755-2
  • Let's Study Philippians (1998) ISBN 0-85151-714-5
  • Let's Study Ephesians (2005) ISBN 0-85151-907-5
  • Big Book of Questions and Answers (1997) ISBN 1-85792-295-6
  • The Holy Spirit (1997) ISBN 0-8308-1536-8
  • Heart for God (1996) ISBN 0-85151-502-9
  • The Christian Life (1996) ISBN 0-85151-516-9
  • Discovering God's Will (1996) ISBN 0-85151-334-4
  • Sermon on the Mount (1996) ISBN 0-85151-519-3
  • The Pundit's Folly (1996) ISBN 0-85151-676-9
  • Grow in Grace (1989) ISBN 0-85151-557-6
  • Children of the Living God (1989) ISBN 0-85151-536-3
  • New Dictionary of Theology (Master Reference Collection) (1988) ISBN 0-8308-1400-0, editor with David Wright and J. I. Packer
  • Daniel (Mastering the Old Testament, Vol 19) (1988) ISBN 0-8499-3557-1
  • John Owen on the Christian Life (1987) ISBN 0-85151-503-7
  • Kingdom Life in a Fallen World - Living Out the Sermon on the Mount (1986) ISBN 0-89109-194-7
  • Know Your Christian Life (1981) ISBN 0-87784-371-6
  • Faithful God - An exposition of the book of Ruth (2005) ISBN 978-1-85049-216-0


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