The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Ker, John

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KER, John, Scottish ecclesiastical writer and minister: b. Tweedmuir, 1819; d. 1886. Educated in Edinburgh University, he spent some time in Germany in post-graduate work. He became pastor of East Campbell Church, Glasgow, in 1851; and in 1876 was appointed professor of practical training in the United Presbyterian Theological Hall. Among his published works are ‘Sermons’ (1868–88); ‘The Psalms in History and Biography’ (1886); ‘Scottish Nationality’ (1887); ‘The History of Preaching’ (1888); ‘Letters’ (1890).