Alongside his devotion to God and the dedication he demonstrated as a pastor, Robert Murray McCheyne also had a passion for words. In the first 2 of this 4-volume set, the reader is afforded extensive insight into this evangelist wordsmith’s memoir and private letters, sermons, lectures, … more
Robert Murray McCheyne (1813–1843) was a minister in the Church of Scotland and influenced the establishment of missions to the Jews by the Church of Scotland. He died at age 29 during a typhus epidemic. After his death, his biography and many of his writings were published and have since had a lasting impact on evangelical Christianity. Many of his works, including sermons, lectures, poetry, and more, can be found in The Works of Robert Murray McCheyne.
McCheyne studied at the University of Edinburgh. In 1831, he took up the study of theology under Thomas Chalmers and David Welsh. In 1835, he began his ministerial labors at Larbert, near Falkirk, as assistant to John Bonar. In 1836, he served as minister of St Peter’s Church, Dundee—a position he held until his death.