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Words Old and New


J. Nisbet & Co. 1866

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Words Old and New is an anthology of quotations from some of the most significant figures in Christian history. Starting with Clement of Rome and ending with Robert Murray McCheyne, a contemporary of Bonar, these ageless gems of wisdom are uplifting and inspirational.

In the Logos edition of Words Old and New, all Scripture references link to original language texts and English Bible translations in your digital library and display on mouseover. Logos’ advanced tools make this resource the most useful edition for sermon preparation, theological research, and historical study.

Key Features

  • Offers quotes from significant figures in Christian history
  • Includes an index of authors

Praise for the Print Edition

This is, as the title indicates, a choice collection of weighty and wise sayings. It will prove an excellent thought-book for those who are wise enough to love the process of storing the mind with fitting and profitable themes for mediation.

The Baptist Magazine

Product Details

  • Title: Words Old and New
  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publisher: J. Nisbet & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1866
  • Pages: 360

About Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, in a family with a long history of ministry in the Church of Scotland. After graduating from the University of Edinburgh in 1838 (where he studied under Dr. Thomas Chalmers), Bonar was ordained and became pastor of the North Parish, Kelso, where he remained for 28 years. He joined the Free Church of Scotland after “the Great Disruption” of 1843, and in 1853 he earned a doctor of divinity degree from the University of Aberdeen. In 1867, he took over ministry duties at Chalmers Memorial Church in Edinburgh, and in 1883 he was elected Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. A prolific author, he wrote and edited numerous books, biographies, articles, poems, tracts, and over 600 hymns. Horatius Bonar died on May 31, 1889.