See also:British Non-conformist divine, was
See also:born near
See also:Edinburgh on the 4th of
See also:November 1838 . He was educated at the
See also:universities of Edinburgh and Berlin, and at the Evangelical Union Theological Academy in
See also:Glasgow . He entered the Congregational
See also:ministry and held pastorates at
See also:Bathgate, West
See also:Lothian and at
See also:Aberdeen . From 1877 to 1886 he was
See also:principal of Airedale
See also:Bradford, a
See also:post which he gave up to become the first principal of Mansfield College,
See also:Oxford . In the transference to Oxford under that name of
See also:Hill College,
See also:Birmingham, he took a considerable
See also:part, and he has exercised influence not only over generations of his own students, but also over a large number of undergraduates in the university generally . He was granted the degree of M.A. by a decree of Convocation, and in 1903 received the honorary degree of
See also:doctor of literature . He was also given the degrees of doctor of divinity of Edinburgh and Yale, and doctor of
See also:laws of Aberdeen . His activities were not limited to his college
See also:work . He delivered the Muir lectures at Edinburgh University (1878-1882), the
See also:Gifford lectures at Aberdeen (1892-1894), the Lyman
See also:Beecher lectures at Yale (1891-1892), and the Haskell lectures in India (1898-1899) . He was a member of the Royal Commission of Secondary
See also:Education in 1894-1895, and of the Royal Commission on the Endowments of the Welsh
See also:Church in 1906 . In 1883 he was chairman of the Congregational Union of England and
See also:Wales . He is a prolific writer on theological subjects .
He resigned his position at Mansfield College in the spring of 1909 . Among his
See also:works are :—Studies in the Philosophy of Religion and
See also:History (1876); Studies in the
See also:Life of Christ (1881); Religion in History and in
See also:Modern Life (1884; rev . 1893); Christ in Modern
See also:Theology (1893); Christ in the Centuries (1893); Catholicism
See also:Roman and
See also:Anglican (1899) ; Philosophy of the Christian Religion (1902) ; Studies in Religion and Theology (1909) .
SIR WILLIAM FAIRBAIRN
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