John Caird (theologian)
|The Very Reverend
15 December 1820|
|Died||30 July 1898
|Alma mater||Glasgow University|
John Caird FRSE (//; 15 December 1820 – 30 July 1898) was a theologian. He entered the Church of Scotland, of which he became one of the most eloquent preachers. He served as the Principal of Glasgow University from 1873 until 1898.
He was educated at Greenock Grammar School, and then attended Glasgow University (MA 1845).
In 1862 he became Professor of Divinity at the Glasgow University, and in 1873, following the death of Thomas Barclay, became Principal of the university, a post he held for 26 years, until 1898.
Glasgow University made him a Doctor of Divinity in 1860 and Edinburgh University awarded him an honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) in 1884.
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).
In 1897 he was elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
He married Isabella Glover in 1858.
- Bayne, Thomas Wilson (1901). "Caird, John". In Sidney Lee. Dictionary of National Biography, 1901 supplement. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Cousin, John William (1910). A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature. London: J. M. Dent & Sons. Wikisource
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- Works by or about John Caird at Internet Archive
- Biography and Summary of Gifford Lectures by Dr Brannon Hancock
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