The Progress of Dogma contains 10 lectures originally delivered in 1897 at Western Theological Seminary. Covering the history of dogma, The first six lectures deal with the early period of development, the seventh with the Middle Ages, the eighth with the Reformation, and the last two lectures with modern developments. Includes a detailed table of contents and helpful notes. The lectures are as follows:
Professor Orr has produced a valuable, timely, and most interesting contribution to an important subject.
A very good piece of work . . . The story of the growth of Christian dogma from the earliest days to our own time demands high powers and considerable courage in the narrator. These qualities Dr. Orr possesses in a marked degree.
James Orr (1844–1913) was minister of the East Bank United Presbyterian Church in Hawick, Scotland, from 1874–1891, and professor of church history in the Theological College of the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland from 1874–1901. From 1901, he was professor of apologetics and theology at Glasgow College of the United Free Church. He was among the chief promoters for the union between the Free and United Presbyterian Churches in Scotland. He lectured at seminaries all over the world and was a prolific writer and editor.
Orr served as the editor for the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, 1915 Edition, contributed four volumes to the The Pulpit Commentary, and is featured in The Fundamentals (4 vols.).