Chandler, Samuel, Dd

Chandler, Samuel, D.D., an eminent dissenting minister, was born at Malmesbury in 1693, and completed his studies at Leyden. In 1716 he was chosen minister to a congregation at Peckham, and during his stay there was also a bookseller. In 1718 he was chosen lecturer at the Old Jewry, and, about 1726, pastor at the latter place; this last office he held forty years. In 1748 the universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow gave him the degree of D.D. He died May 8,1766. Among his numerous works are, Sermons published from MS. (Lond. 1768, 4 vols. 8vo); A Critical History of David (Lond. 1766, 2 vols. 8vo); a Vindication of the Christian Religion (Lond. 1728, 8vo); The History of Persecution (Lond. 1736, 8vo); Vindication of the Authority of Daniel's Prophecies (Lond. 1728, 8vo); Paraphrase and Notes on Galatians and Ephesians (Lond. 1779, 4to); Paraphrase and Commentary on Joel (Lond. 1735, 4to). His apologetical writings are still of value. In theology he was a semi-Arian. — Biographia Britannica, 3:430; Allibone's Dictionary of Auchors, 1:366; Rose, New Biog. Dict. 6:201.

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