John Caird (theologian)
John Caird FRSE (15 December 1820 – 30 July 1898) was a theologian, born at Greenock and educated at Greenock Academy and Glasgow University (MA 1845). He entered the Church of Scotland, of which he became one of the most eloquent preachers.
After being a minister at Newton-on-Ayr, at Lady Yester's Church, Edinburgh (1847-1849), and at Errol, Perthshire (1849-1857), Caird was transferred to Park Church, Glasgow (1857-62), becoming in 1862 Professor of Divinity at the University (1862-1873), and in 1873 Principal until 1878.
A sermon on Religion in Common Life, preached before Queen Victoria, made him known throughout the Protestant world. He wrote An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion (1880), and Spinoza (1888).
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