Lived 1836 - 1921

Alexander Whyte was a Scottish theologian, minister, and Principal of New College, Edinburgh. He was Moderator of the General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland in 1898. He studied divinity at the University of Aberdeen and then at New College, Edinburgh, graduating in 1866. He entered the ministry of the Free Church of Scotland and after serving as colleague in Free St. John’s, Glasgow (1866 – 1870), moved to Edinburgh as colleague and successor to Rev. Dr. Robert Candlish at Free St. George’s.

Whyte was an active educator and author and published widely on subjects ranging from John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress to St. Teresa of Avila, John Law, and Jakob Böhme. He was also an ecumenicist, maintaining a cordial correspondence with Cardinal Newman and publishing a selection of his work . In December 1909, the Town Council of Edinburgh awarded him Freedom of the City.

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