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May 9,1828 -January 18, 1917
was a South African writer, educationist and Christian pastor.
Andrew Murray was the second child of Andrew Murray (1794-1866), a Dutch
Reformed Church missionary sent from Scotland to South Africa.
Andrew was sent to Aberdeen in Scotland for his initial education together with his
elder brother, John. Both remained there until they obtained their M.A in 1845.
From there they both went to the University of Utrecht where they studied
theology. The two brothers became members of Het Réveil, a religious movement
opposed to the rationalism which was in vogue in the Netherlands at that time.
Both brothers were ordained by the Hague Committee of the Dutch Reformed
Church on May 9, 1848 and returned to the Cape.
Andrew pastored churches in Bloemfontein, Worcester, Cape Town and
Wellington, all in South Africa. Murray married Emma Rutherford in Cape Town,
South Africa, on July 2, 1856. They had eight children together (four boys and four
girls). He was a champion of the South African Revival of 1860. He died on
January 18, 1917, four months before his eighty-ninth birthday.
Over the years he has influenced many, including Jessie Penn-Lewis a key-figure
in the 1904-1905 Welsh Revival in Wales. Murray authored over 240 books.