James Orr

Minister + Professor + Defender
Born 1844

James Orr was a Scottish Presbyterian minister and professor of church history and then theology. He was an influential defender of evangelical doctrine and a contributor to The Fundamentals.

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1844 Birth Born in 1844.


1865 21 Years Old Orr was born in Glasgow and spent his childhood in Manchester and Leeds. He was orphaned and became an apprentice bookbinder, but went on to enter Glasgow University in 1865.
1870 26 Years Old In 1870, he obtained an M.A. in Philosophy of Mind, and after graduating from the theological college of the Presbyterian Church, he was ordained a minister in Hawick.


1885 41 Years Old In 1885 he received a D.D. from Glasgow University, and in the early 1890s delivered a series of lectures that later became the influential The Christian View of God and the World.
1891 47 Years Old He was appointed professor of Church history in 1891 at the theological college of the United Presbyterian Church. … Read More


1900 56 Years Old After they joined in 1900, he moved to Free Church College (now Trinity College), as professor of apologetics and theology. … Read More


1913 69 Years Old Died in 1913.
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