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GEIKIE, Cunningham, Scottish clergyman, born in Edinburgh, 26 October, 1826. He was educated at the High school and at the University of Edinburgh. Following his father to Canada, he became pastor of a Church near Toronto, and subsequently was called to one in Halifax. In 1862 he accepted a pastorate in Sunderland, England, and in 1876 took orders in the Church of England, and has held rectorships at Paris and at Barnstable, England. He is a prominent "Low Church" leader, and is the author of the following among other works: "The Backwoods of Canada" (1864); "Great and Precious Promises" (1872); "Life and Words of Christ" (1877); " Old Testament Portraits" (1878); and " Hours with the Bible" (1881, el seq.). Nearly all his works have been republished in the United States. The "Life of Christ" has passed through twenty-five editions in Great Britain and has been reproduced in four separate editions in the United States.
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