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Andrew Murray (1828 to 1917)
Dutch Reform
Cape Town Theologian Urged, "Abide in Christ."

Birth of Andrew Murray, South African Dutch Reformed leader, in Cape Town. He was a conservative theologian with a profound devotional life. Murray is best known today for his 240 devotional writings, which place great emphasis on the need for a rich, personal devotional life. Many of his writings explain how he saw this devotion and its outworking in the life of the Christian. His most widely-read book is Abide in Christ.

V.Raymond Edman (1900 to 1967)
Christian Missionary Alliance
Missionary, College President, Alliance Editor.

V. Raymond Edman, missionary, educator, minister, editor and writer, was born in Chicago Heights, Illinois. He served in Ecuador for five years as a missionary to the Quechua Indians, before returning home because of illness. In 1940 he began a quarter-century presidency of Wheaton College, during which he found time to learn most Wheaton students' names, write over 200 articles and 20 books, and edit the Alliance Witness.

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