Scottish Encyclopedists

Scottish Encyclopedists

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: Adam Anderson (physicist), Adam Black, Alexander Henderson (physician), Andrew Bell (engraver), Andrew Findlater, Archibald Constable, Charles Maclaren, Colin Macfarquhar, David Brewster, George Don, George Gleig, Henry Liston, Hugh Alexander Webster, James Browne (writer), James Millar (physician), James Tytler, John Claudius Loudon, Macvey Napier, Marcus Dods (theologian born 1834), Patrick Neill (naturalist), Robert Chambers (publisher born 1802), Robert Chambers (publisher born 1832), Robert Gordon (minister), Robert Hunter (Encyclopaedist), Thomas Stewart Traill, Walter Thom, William Baird (physician), William Logan (Malabar Manual), William Ramsay Smith, William Robertson Smith, William Smellie (encyclopedist), William Wallace (mathematician). Excerpt: William Robertson Smith (8 November 1846 - 31 March 1894) was a Scottish orientalist, Old Testament scholar, professor of divinity, and minister of the Free Church of Scotland. He was an editor of the Encyclopaedia Britannica and contributor to the Encyclopaedia Biblica. He is also known for his book Religion of the Semites, which is considered a foundational text in the comparative study of religion. Smith was born in Aberdeenshire and demonstrated a quick intellect at an early age. He entered Aberdeen University at fifteen, before transferring to New College, Edinburgh, to train for the ministry, in 1866. After graduation he took up a chair in Hebrew at the Aberdeen Free Church College in 1870. In 1875 he wrote a number of important articles on religious topics in the ninth edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. He became popularly known because of his trial for heresy in the 1870s, following the publication of an article in the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Smith's articles approached religious topics without endorsing the Bible as literally true. The resulPlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Title:Scottish Encyclopedists
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Publisher:Booksllc.Net - 2013-09

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