Henry Scougal

1650-1678. Devotional writer. Born at Leuchars, Fife, son of Patrick Scougal, bishop of Aberdeen, he attended King's College, Aberdeen, and became a college tutor on graduating in 1668. In 1672 he was ordained and inducted to the parish of Auchterless, Aberdeenshire, but after a year returned to King's as professor of divinity. He died of consumption five years later. As a teacher he shared the aims of Archbishop Robert Leighton* to make sure that his lectures recommended holiness of life as well as orthodoxy of theology. Scougal is famous for the classic The Life of God in the Soul of Man.