Faber, George Stanley

Faber, George Stanley D.D., an English divine and voluminous writer, was born October 25, 1773, and was educated at the grammar-school of Heppenholme, and at University College, Oxford, where he passed B.A. in 1792. In 1801, as Bampton lecturer, he preached before the University the discourses which he afterwards published under the title of Horae Mosaics. In 1802 he became curate to his father at Calverley, Yorkshire; in 1805 he was made vicar of Stockton-upon-Tees; in 1811 vicar of Long-Newton, where he remained till 1831, when bishop Burgess presented him to a prebend in the cathedral of Salisbury. In 1832 he was made master of Sherburn Hospital, near Durham. "During his mastership he considerably increased the value of the estates of the hospital. He rebuilt the chapel, the house, and the offices, and greatly improved the grounds; he augmented the incomes of the incumbents of livings under his patronage, restored the chancels of their churches, and erected agricultural buildings on the farms. He died at his residence, Sherburn Hospital, January 27, 1854." Dr. Faber's chief writings are on prophecy, and in them he seeks to show that the prophecies "are not applicable to the destinies of individuals, but to those of governments and nations." His most important writings are Horce Mosaice, or a Dissertation on the Credibility and Theology of the Pentateuch (Bampton Lecture, London, 1801, 2 volumes, 8vo; 2d ed. 1818, 2 volumes, 8vo): — A Dissertation on the Mysteries of the Cabyri, or the great Gods of Phoenicia, Samothrace, Eqypt, Troas, Greece, Italy, and Crete (Oxford, 1803, 2 volumes, 8vo): — Dissertation on the Prophecies that have been fulfilled, are now fulfilling, or will hereafter be fulfilled, relative to the great Period of 1260 years (Lond. 1806, 2 volumes, 8vo; 3d ed. 1814-18. 3 volumes, 8vo): — A general and connected view of the Prophecies relating to the Conversion, Restoration, Union, and future Glory of Judah and Israel (Lond. 1808, 2 volumes, 8vo): — The Origin of Pagan Idolatry (Lond. 1816, 3 volumes, 4to): — A Treatise on the Genius and Object of the Patriarchal, the Levitical, and the Christian Dispensation (Lond. 1823, 2 volumes, 8vo): The sacred Calendar of Prophecy (Lond. 1828, 3 volumes, 8vo; 1844, 3 volumes, 12mo): — Eight Dissertations on certain connected prophetical Passages of holy Scriptures bearing more or less upon the Promise of a mighty Deliverer (Lond. 1845, 2 volumes, 8vo): — Treatise on the Holy Spirit (London, 1813, 8vo): — Diiculties of Infidelity (Lond. 1824, 8vo; N.Y. 1854, 12mo): — Difficulties of Romanism (Lond. 1826, 8vo): — On expiatory Sacrifice (Lond. 1827, 8vo): — Primitive Doctrine of Justification (London, 1837, 8vo): — Apostolicity of Trinitarianism (Lond. 1832, 2 volumes, 8vo): — Primitive Doctrine of Election (Lond. 1842, 2d: ed. 8vo; Philad. 1842): — Provincial Letters from the County Palatine of Durham, exhibiting the Nature and Tdendecy of the Principles put forth by the Writets of ''Tracts for the Times," and their various Allies (1842, 2 volumes, 12mo): — The many Mansions in the House of the Father scripturally discussed and practically considered (1851, 8vo): — Primitive Doctrine of Regeneration (Lond. 1840 8vo): — The Waldenses and Albigenses (London, 1838, 8vo): — The Revival of the French Emperorship anticipated from the Necessity of Prophecy (Lond. 1853, 12mo; N.Y. 1859, 12mo). — English Cyclopaedia; Wesleyan Magazine, November 1856.

 
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