Chandler, Edward, Dd

Chandler, Edward, D.D., bishop of Durham, was born in Dublin about 1670. He received his education at Emanuel College, Cambridge, where he took his degree of M.A., and in 1693 he became chaplain to bishop Lloyd, of Lichfield (afterwards of Worcester), who gave him preferment in both those cathedrals. In 1717 Dr. Chandler was nominated to the see of Lichfield, from whence, in 1730, he was translated to Durham. He died in London July 20th, 1750. Among his writings are A Defence of Christianity from the Prophecies of the O.T., in reply to Anthony Collins (London, 1725, 8vo), a work which compelled Collins to produce, in 1727, his The Scheme of Literal. Prophecy considered, which occasioned a second answer from the bishop, entitled A Vindication of the Defence of Christianity from the Prophecies of the O.T. (Lond. 1728). He also wrote Eight Occasional Sermons; the Chronological Dissertation prefixed to Arnald's Ecclesiasticus; and a preface to Cudworth's Immutable Morality. — Rose, New Biographical Dictionary, 6:200; Hook, Eccl. Biography, 3:550.

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