Christ’s Famous Titles
by William Dyer
This work is a translation of William Dyer’s work ‘Christ’s famous titles’ first published in 1663 which ran through seveal editions through into the nineteenth century. Dyer, who died in 1696, was a Non-Conformist minister with Quaker sympathies, who was minister at Chesham and Cholesbury, Buckinghamshire. The text was first translated by C. Maclauruinn for a Glasgow 1817 edition. It was clearly a popular work – five Gaelic editions were also published in Edinburgh between 1845 and 1894. Maclauruinn in his English preface opines that ‘it is neither a popular nor an elegant publication … but an evangelical one’. Dyer examines various famous titles for Christ. An excellent work!
William Dyer (1632-1696) was a godly pastor in London, who was expelled from his church in the ‘Great Ejection’ of 1662. He is described as a man of great piety, and a serious fervent preacher.