The Worlds Greatest Sermons by Grenville Kleiser: 010. Frederick William Farrar

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The Worlds Greatest Sermons by Grenville Kleiser: 010. Frederick William Farrar


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Farrar

1831-1903

Biographical Note

Frederick William Farrar was born in Bombay, India, in 1831. He was educated at King’s College, London, and at Trinity College, Cambridge. He became dean of Canterbury in 1895, and died in 1903. His life of Christ, the most widely read of his many religious works, has been translated into many languages—even into Japanese. The following illustrates his power of emphasis.

“There, amid those voluptuous splendors, Pilate, already interested, already feeling in this prisoner before him some nobleness which touched his Roman nature, asking Him in pitying wonder, ‘Art thou the King of the Jews?’—Thou poor, worn, tear-stained outcast, in this hour of Thy bitter need—O pale, lonely, friendless, wasted man, in Thy poor peasant garments, with Thy tied hands and the foul traces of the insults of Thine enemies on Thy face and on Thy robes—Thou, so unlike the fierce, magnificent Herod, whom this multitude which thirsts for Thy blood acknowledged as their sovereigns-art Thou the King of the Jews?”