Including a biographical sketch of Canadian-born nineteenth-century Presbyterian minister Francis R. Beattie (by Dr. Morton H. Smith), this commentary on the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms also includes a helpful harmony of the three Westminster Standards (Confession and two Catechisms).
Francis R. Beattie (1848-1906; PhD, Illinois Wesleyan College) was born near Guelph, Ontario, and ministered in Canadian Presbyterian congregations for ten years before taking up seminary professorships first at Columbia Theological Seminary in Columbia, SC, and then at Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He died in Louisville, KY.
“Dr. Beattie’s book is a great success. It is bound to be a potent and potential factor in Christian enlightenment, a powerful commendation of our peculiar system of doctrine. We feel sure that it will have a wide influence and a long life. We congratulate him, the Louisville Seminary, and the entire Southern Presbyterian Church upon the issuance of this volume of such soundness and force.”
– Dr. Robert A. Webb, Review in The Presbyterian Quarterly, Volume XL (1896)