The Works of Robert S. Candlish contains 15 volumes of Candlish’s most important works—volumes that cover prayer, the fatherhood of God, atonement, the trinity, the Sabbath, and much more. The Two Great Commandments is Candlish’s classic treatise of Matthew 22:35–40. Three volumes deal with the controversy surrounding the relationship between the Church of Scotland’s independence and the civil law of Scotland. In Reason and Revelation, Robert S. Candlish defends the authority, inspiration, and infallibility of the Bible. Like the popular Life in a Risen Saviour, these works are written in Candlish’s easily readable style and devout sense of purpose.
Robert S. Candlish was one of Scotland’s most notable preachers and teachers of the 19th century. He was a leading voice in the Great Disruption of 1843, in which more than 400 ministers broke away from the Church of Scotland to form the Free Church of Scotland. His reverence for the Word and strong Reformed theology made his sermons and books highly popular, and they sealed his legacy as a master preacher and skilled exegete.
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Robert Smith Candlish (1806–1873) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and grew up in Glasgow. After receiving his license to preach, Candlish served as an assistant pastor at several churches before becoming the minister at the large parish of St. George, Edinburgh. In 1839 he delivered his first Assembly speech that placed him at the forefront of the debate over the spiritual independence of the Church. He became one of the leading voices in the Great Disruption of 1843, when a large number of churches withdrew from the Church of Scotland and formed the Free Church of Scotland.
In 1841 he received his Doctor of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and succeeded Thomas Chalmers in the chair of divinity in the New College, Edinburgh. His other works include Life in a Risen Saviour, the two-volume Book of Genesis, The First of John Expounded in a Series of Lectures, and Studies in Genesis.