Alexander, William Lindsay, Dd
Alexander, William Lindsay, D.D.
an eminent English Independent minister, was born at Leith, near Edinburgh, August 24, 1808. He graduated while young from the High School of Edinburgh and the University of St. Andrews, and in 1828 was appointed classical tutor in the Lancashire College, then located at Blackburn, but subsequently removed to Manchester. He had expected to study medicine, but having been religiously educated, he officiated in a small chapel in Wales, whither he had retired for his health, and subsequently in Newington Chapel, Liverpool. After a course of study at the German universities, he accepted the pastorate of the North-College Church, Edinburgh, in 1835. In 1854 he was appointed professor of theology in the Scottish Theological Hall, in 1861 examiner in philosophy at St. Andrew's University, but resigned these positions at the close of 1882. He died December 20, 1883.. Dr. Alexander was noted no less as a preacher than as a scholar. He was a member of the Old-Test. company of the Bible Revision Committee, and the author of numerous Biblical and theological works, the principal of which are the Congregational Lectures for 1840 (new ed. 1853): — Anglo-Catholicism not Apostolical (1843): — Christ and Christianity (1854): — Life of Dr. Wardlaw (1856): — Christian Thought and Work (1862): — St. Paul at Athens, and many articles in the reviews and cyclopedias, besides editing the third edition of Kitto's Cyclopaedia. See (Lond.) Cong. Yearbook, 1886, page 146; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.