James Hog was born in Larbert, Stirlingshire, and died probably at Carnock, Fifeshire. A Church of Scotland clergyman with strongly conservative views, he refused to take the Oath of Allegiance in 1693. He wrote a number of theological tracts, and also republished some earlier theological treatises, to which he wrote Prefaces. One such work, The Marrow of Divinity (originally by Edward Fisher), republished in 1718, was denounced by the Church of Scotland Assembly and occasioned the bitter and long-lasting Marrow controversy.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.