A. R. Fausset
Church of England
Andrew Robert Fausset was born near Enniskillen (75 miles w.s.w. of Belfast), county Fermanagh, Ireland, Oct. 13, 1821. He studied at Trinity College, Dublin (B.A., 1843), was ordered deacon in 1847, and ordained in 1848, and was curate of Bishop Middleham, Durham, 1847-59. From 1859 he was rector of St. Cuthbert's, York, and was canon of York Munster since 1885. He was chaplain at Bex, Switzerland, in 1870 and at St. Goar on the Rhine in 1873.
In theology he belonged to the Evangelical school of the Church of England. He has written Scripture and the Prayer Book in Harmony (London, 1854); Horse Psalmiece (1877); The Englishman's Critical and Expository Cyclopedia (London; 1878); The Church and World (1878); The Millennium (1880); The Signs of the Times (1881); Prophecy a Sure Light (1882); The Latter Rain (1883); True Science Confirming Genesis (1884); The Personal Antichrist (1884); Spiritualism (1885); Critical and Expository Commentary on the Book of Judges (1885); and Guide to the Study of the Book of Common Prayer (1894). He edited various classical authors as well as the English translation of J. A. Bengel's Gnomon Novi Testamenti (5 vols., Edin burgh, 1857-58), and A. R. Vinet's Homiletique (London, 1858), and wrote the second and fourth volumes of The Critical and Explanatory Pocket Bible (4 vols. Glasgow, 1862), and the third, fourth and sixth volumes of the Critical, Explanitory, and Practical Commentary (6 vols., London, 1871).
Works by A. R. Fausset
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