|Name James Bannerman|
|Books The Church of Christ: A, The Church of Christ: Vo, The Church of Christ: Ab|
Education University of Edinburgh
Rev Prof James Bannerman, D.D. (9 April 1807– 27 March 1868), was a Scottish theologian. He is best known for his classic work on Presbyterian ecclesiology, The Church of Christ, which continues to be widely read.
Bannerman was the son of Reverend James Patrick Bannerman, minister of Cargill, Perthshire. He was born at the manse of Cargill on 9 April 1807, and after a distinguished career at the University of Edinburgh, especially in the classes of Sir John Leslie and Professor Wilson, became minister of Ormiston, in Midlothian, in 1833, left the Established Church for the Free Church in 1843, and in 1849 was appointed professor of apologetics and pastoral theology in the New College, Edinburgh, which office he held till his death, 27 March 1868.
In 1850 he received the degree of D.D. from Princeton College, New Jersey. He took a leading part in various public movements, especially in that which led in 1843 to the separation of the free church from the state, and subsequently in the negotiations for union between the nonconformist presbyterian churches of England and Scotland. His chief publications were:
In 1839 he married David Anne Douglas (1821–1879), a daughter of the David Douglas, Lord Reston, one of the senators of the College of Justice. They had three sons and six daughters, including Rev Dr David Douglas Bannerman and James Patrick Bannerman. A third son, William Burney Bannerman FRSE (1858–1924), married Helen Brodie Cowan Watson, daughter of Robert Boog Watson, and he and his wife are buried with the parents in the north-west section of the Grange Cemetery in Edinburgh.