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Ronald Wallace (1911–2006) was a theologian and Professor of Biblical Theology at Columbia Theological Seminary. He was also a member of the Torrance family of theologians.


Career OverviewEdit


His secondary education took place at the Royal High School. At sixteen he matriculated at the University of Edinburgh and studied a degree in civil engineering. He proceeded to the Faculty of Arts. Studies in Divinity followed; he was a pupil of H.R. Mackintosh and William Manson. While Minister of St Kentigern's in Lanark he gained his PhD on Calvin's Doctrine of the Word and Sacraments.

Family and theological connectionsEdit

In July 1937 he married Mary Moulin Torrance, the sister of Thomas F. Torrance. They had a son, David, and two daughters: Elizabeth and Heather. Wallace's nephews include theologians Iain Torrance and Alan Torrance; moreover, his son-in-law George Newlands is also an academic theologian.


  • Torrance, I.R. (1 March 2006) "Obituary: Professor Ronald Wallace" The Scotsman