Andrew Alexander Bonar, a minister of the Free Church of Scotland; born Edinburgh May 29, 1810, youngest brother of
Horatius Bonar; died Glasgow December 30, 1892.
He studied at Edinburgh; was minister at Collace, Perthshire, 1838 – 1856; and of the Finnieston Church, Glasgow, 1856 till his death. He joined the Free Church in 1843, and was its moderator in 1878. He was identified with evangelical and revival
movements and adhered to the doctrine of premillennialism. With Robert Murray McCheyne he visited Palestine in 1839 to inquire into the condition of the Jews there. During the visit of
Dwight L. Moody to Britain in 1874 and 1875, Moody was warmly welcomed by Bonar, despite the latter receiving considerable criticism from other Calvinist ministers in the Free Church.
This article includes content derived from the public domain Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, 1914.
Selected published writings
- A Narrative of a Mission of Inquiry to the Jews from the Church of Scotland in 1839 (Edinburgh, 1842)
- Memoir and Remains of Robert Murray McCheyne (1845)
- Commentary on Leviticus (1846)
- Redemption Drawing Nigh, a defence of the premillennial advent (1847)
- The Development of the Antichrist (1853) — reprint available from ; also online at
- The Life and Labours of Asahel Nettleton, with Bennet Tyler (1854)
- Christ and his Church in the Book of Psalms (1859)