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George MacDonald
b. December 10, 1824 – d. September 18, 1905 • Author • Poet
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
MacDonald, George
MacDonald, George (1824–1905), Scottish novelist and poet. Educated at the University of Aberdeen and at Highbury College, London, he became a *Congregational minister, but in 1853 left the ministry to devote himself to literature. His writings, largely based on the life and customs of NE Scotland, include
Compton’s Encyclopedia
MacDonald, George
MacDonald, George(1824–1905). Scotland and its people were the subjects of the adult novels by Scottish author George MacDonald. His fairy stories for children, written with originality and imagination, are his best-known works.The son of a weaver, George MacDonald was born on Dec. 10, 1824, in Huntly,
131 Christians Everyone Should Know
George MacDonald
Musicians, Artists, and WritersGeorge MacDonaldFabled Victorian writer“With his divine alchemy, he [God] turns not only water into wine, but common things into radiant mysteries, yea, every meal into a Eucharist, and the jaws of death into an outgoing gate.”While he reserved a place in his
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
MacDonald, George
MacDonald, George (1824–1905). A Scottish theologian and man of letters best known for his fairy tales for young people and his fantasies for adults. He was also a novelist and poet, writing some twenty-six novels in which he scrutinized human behavior from a Christian viewpoint. He also wrote a considerable
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
Macdonald, George (1824–1905)
MACDONALD, GEORGE (1824–1905)George MacDonald was born in Huntly in rural Aberdeenshire, Scotland, the son of a bleacher. He was to write nearly thirty novels, several books of sermons, a number of abiding fantasies for adults and children, short stories and poetry. His childhood is captured in his
Who’s Who in Christian History
Macdonald, George
Macdonald, George (1824–1905)Scottish writer and poetAlmost as popular as Charles Dickens in the latter part of the nineteenth century, George Macdonald belonged at his best among the great writers of English. Unhappily, he could not always maintain the fine quality often noteworthy in his writing.