John Logan

LOGAN, John. b. Soutra, Midlothian, 1747 or 1748; d. London, 28 Dec 1788. He was educated at schools at Soutra and Musselburgh, and at the University of Edinburgh (1762-65). His family had been members of the Associate Burgher Secession Church founded by Ebenezer Erskine, but Logan joined the Church of Scotland and was ordained as a minister at Leith in 1773. In 1775, perhaps through the influence of William Cameron*, he was appointed to the Committee of the General Assembly charged with the creation of the Scottish Translations and Paraphrases, which appeared in 1781. Meanwhile, Logan’s increasingly independent views caused problems with his congregation, and he resigned his charge in...

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