Daniel Lamont

The Very Rev Professor Daniel Lamont DD, MA (1870-1950) was an eminent Church of Scotland Minister and academic. He was a Professor of Theology at New College, Edinburgh from 1927 to 1945; and Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland from 1936 to 1937.[1]


He was born in Bute[2] and educated at Hutchesons' Grammar School and Glasgow University.

He was Minister at the New Laigh Kirk in Kilmarnock from 1900 to 1904,[3] and also served in Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Helensburgh.

He served as a Professor at New College, Edinburgh teaching Apologetics and Pastoral Theology. His students included Thomas F. Torrance who also later served as Moderator.[4]

He died on 4 May 1950.[5] He is buried in Morningside Cemetery, Edinburgh towards the south-east.


  • Studies in the Johannine Writings (1905 reprinted in 1956)
  • Fifty Two Sermons by the Rev William Howels, i.e. William Howels.


  1. The Times, Saturday, 19 Oct 1935; pg. 15; Issue 47199; col F News in Brief Church of Scotland Moderator Nomination
  2. “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 16 November 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1572041/The-Very-Rev-Professor-Thomas-Torrance.html
  5. The Times, Saturday, 6 May 1950; pg. 6; Issue 51684; col D Obituary Very Rev. Professor Daniel Lamont

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