|Sir Robert Anderson,
though of Scottish descent, was born in Dublin on May 29, 1841.
His father, Matthew Anderson, was Crown Solicitor in the Irish
capital, a distinguished elder in the Irish Presbyterian Church.
In 1863 he was called to the Irish Bar. In 1865 he assisted the Irish government in interrogating prisoners and preparing legal briefs. In 1873 he married Lady Agnes Moore, sister of the Earl of Drogheda, a true helpmeet in every good work.
In 1877 his special knowledge of the ways of conspirators led to his appointment as Irish Agent at the Home Office, and, in 1888, when London was in the midst of the "Jack the Ripper" scare, he moved into Scotland Yard as Assistant Commissioner of Metropolitan Police and Chief of the Criminal Investigation Department. Arthur Conan Doyle was entertaining London at that time with his Sherlock Holmes stories, but it was Anderson and his staff who were ridding the city of crime and criminals. The records show that crime decreased in London during that period. He directed this work till 1901, when he was knighted upon retiring.
W. H. Smith, on the floor of the House of Commons, stated that Sir Robert "had discharged his duties with great ability and perfect faithfulness to the public." Raymond Blathwayt, in Great Thoughts, wrote: "Sir Robert Anderson is one of the men to whom the country, without knowing it, owes a great debt."
He was especially close to some of the greatest teachers of his day, including James M. Gray, C. I. Scofield, A. C. Dixon, and E. W. Bullinger..
At 11:00 p.m. on November 15th, 1918 he fell asleep in Christ.
As an author his name will go down to generations yet unborn. His general books: "Criminals and Crime," "Side Lights on the Home Rule Movement," and "The Lighter Side of My Official Life," dealing mainly with "things present," may not survive, but his Bible study volumes, dealing with "things eternal," will remain.
|Available Books by Sir Robert Anderson:|
|The Bible or the Church? (#0776) by Sir Robert Anderson (1841-1918). This is Anderson’s revision and enlargement of The Buddha of Christendom. Both volumes contain material not in the other. Paperback. 286 pages. $19.95|
|Buddha of Christendom, The: A Book for the Present Crisis (#6213) by Sir Robert Anderson. The Reformers believed that the Bible should be the supreme standard of authority, whereas Rome taught that "the Church" was. These two differing viewpoints are still at odds in the days in which we live. One position is Christianity and the other is the religion of Christendom. Edited and Indexed by E. W. Bullinger. This was the original work published in 1899 that would later be the basis for a revised and enlarged work entitled The Bible or the Church in 1908 (also available from StudyShelf). Both volumes contain material not in the other. 206pp Paperback $19.95|
|Coming Prince, The (#4112) by Sir Robert Anderson. One of the most exhaustive works ever written on Daniels Seventieth Week and the Coming Anti-christ, featuring full details and a complete chronology. PB 384pp. $18.95|
|Daniel In The Critics Den (#3879) by Sir Robert Anderson (1841-1918). A classic on the book of Daniel that was written as a reply to allegations attacking the authenticity and dating of this important Old Testament prophetic book.200pp. PB Out Of Print||
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|Forgotten Truths (#3753) by Sir Robert Anderson. Thought-provoking studies on various topics. 168pp PB Out Of Print||
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The Life of Sir Robert Anderson & Lady Agnes Anderson (#0684) by A. P. Moore-Anderson (their son), paperback, 190 pages, $19.95
|The Lighter Side of My Official Life (#1797) Sir Robert Anderson (1841-1918). This memoir follows Anderson’s legal and secret service career including his role as Scotland Yard’s Assistant Commissioner. While Arthur Conan Doyle was entertaining London at that time with his Sherlock Holmes stories, but it was Anderson and his staff who were ridding the city of crime and criminals. 978-1-62904-179-7 Paperback. 306 Pages. (fc) $21.95|
|Redemption Truths (#3375) by Sir Robert Anderson (1841-1918). (Includes a biographical sketch by Warren W. Wiersbe) A concise and classic study of the doctrine of salvation. 192pp.PB Out Of Print||
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|Silence of God, The (#3442) by Sir Robert Anderson (1841-1918). This is a true classic, written almost a century ago, giving a thoroughly scriptural answer to the issue of Gods silence for nearly 2,000 years. It was written by the former Chief of the Criminal Investigation Department of Scotland Yard. 120pp. PB $12.95|
|Spirit Manifestations and the Gift of Tongues, The (#3450) by Sir Robert Anderson. 36 pp. BK $3.95|
|Types In Hebrews (#3511) by Sir Robert Anderson (1841-1918). An enlightening examination of the Old Testament types found in Hebrews and their practical relevance for today. 184pp. PB $15.95|
|“The Way”- Chapters on the Christian Life (#1803) Sir Robert Anderson (1841-1918). This rare title has such chapters as: “What Grace Teaches,” “On Being Pilgrims,” and “The Intermediate State,” among others. 978-1-62904-180-3 Paperback. 188 Pages. (fc) $16.95|
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