John Ross Macduff

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John Ross Macduff (23 May 1818 - 30 April 1895) was a Scottish divine and a prolific author of religious essays.

Born in Bonhard, Scone, Perthshire, Macduff was educated at the University of Edinburgh,[1] and was ordained as minister of Kettins, a parish in Forfarshire in 1843.[1] He returned to St Madoes, a parish in Perthshire in 1849,[1] which he left to take charge of Sandyford, a new church in Glasgow.[1] He preached there for fifteen years (until 1870), and then went to live in Chislehurst, Kent, in order to focus entirely on writing.[1] His best known books were: "The Prophet of Fire"; "Memories of Bethany": "Memories or Gennesaret"; "The Shepherd and His Flock ": "Sunset on the Hebrew Mountains "; "Comfort Ye"; "The Golden Gospel"; "Morning and Night Watches"; "The Bow in the Cloud"; "The Story of a Dewdrop"; and "The Story of a Shell."[1]

Macduff died in Chislehurst.


  1. ^ a b c d e f Appletons' annual cyclopaedia and register of important events (1896), Volume 20, p. 613.