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Ian Pitt-Watson

Short Name: Ian Pitt-Watson
Full Name: Pitt-Watson, Ian, 1921-1995
Birth Year: 1921
Death Year: 1995

Ian Pitt-Watson was the son of James Pitt-Wat­son, Mod­er­at­or of the Gen­er­al As­sem­bly of the Church of Scot­land, and Queen’s Chap­lain. Ian grew up in his fa­ther’s manse in Al­loa, and at­tend­ed Dol­lar Acad­e­my, the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Ed­in­burgh (dou­ble first in phil­o­so­phy and mor­al phil­o­so­phy) and the Roy­al Acad­e­my of Mu­sic in Lon­don. He be­came a Pres­by­ter­i­an min­is­ter in 1950, and served at the Ca­thed­ral Church of St. Giles in Ed­in­burgh. Two years lat­er, he be­came a chap­lain at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Aber­deen, where he served un­til 1958. He al­so pas­tored at St. James, Forf­ar, and, in 1961, New Kil­patrick in Bears­den. In 1974, he re­turned to the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Aber­deen to teach. In 1980, he moved to Full­er The­o­lo­gi­cal Sem­in­a­ry, Pas­a­de­na, Cal­i­for­nia, where he was a pro­fes­sor of preach­ing and prac­ti­cal the­ol­o­gy.

In ad­di­tion to his ac­a­dem­ic duties, from 1946-80, Pitt-Wat­son re­gu­larl­y preached on the BBC and ITV, and in 1962 pre­sent­ed the ra­dio ser­ies "Why I Be­lieve" to Scot­tish au­die­nc­es.

Preaching: A Kind of Fol­ly, 1976
A Prim­er for Preach­ers, 1986


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