Alfred George Hogg was born in Ramleh, Alexandria on 23 July 1875 and died in Elie, St Andrews on 31 December 1954. Of Scottish missionary parents, he studied philosophy at the University of Edinburgh (1893–7; MA), where he was a student of Andrew Seth (Pringle-Pattison) and influenced by the work of Kant, Hegel, Croce and Bergson. He began theological study at the United Presbyterian Hall (1897) but experienced a crisis of faith, leaving at the end of his first year. In 1901 Hogg attended lectures by the Ritschlian Arthur Titius at the University of Halle. He returned that autumn to theological studies – which he completed in early 1902, though he did not seek ordination until 1915.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.