Lindsay (Properly Alexander William Crawford), Lord

Lindsay (properly Alexander William Crawford), Lord (known after the death of his father as Count of Crawford and Balcarres), an English writer, was born October 16, 1812. He was educated at Eton, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, and graduated in 1833 as master of arts. He then travelled extensively, and published in 1838 his Letters on Egypt, Edom, and the Holy Land, in two volumes. In 1844 he published A

Letter to a Friend on the Evidence and Theory of Christianity, and in 1846 Progression by Antagonism. In 1861 he issued his Scepticism, in 1870 (Ecumenicity in Relation to the Church of England, and in 1872 Etruscan Inscriptions. He died at Florence, December 13, 1880. A large work on comparative history of the religions of antiquity, which he intended to publish under the title of The Religion of Noah, was left incomplete. (B.P.)

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