A Scottish Christian Heritage

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Weight 0.59 kg
Dimensions 22.3 × 14.3 × 2.8 cm
topic

General History, Missionary Biography, General Biography

Banner Pub Date

Jun 1, 2006

page-count

416

Original Pub Date

2006

isbn

9780851519302

binding

Cloth-bound

format

Book

ENDORSEMENTS

‘As various recent publications have indicated, Scotland exercised an influence on world history out of all proportion to its size. But the real reason for this has been obscured. It will be found here, however. And in the discovery of it the reader will be introduced to a wealth of little-known literature that is a vital part of the inheritance of the whole Christian church.’ — SINCLAIR B. FERGUSON

‘(Iain)…as he typically does, brings out good lessons for Christians in all places, in all times… you not only get an encouraging short biography, but you get really important, true lessons about Gospel ministry in the local church.’ — MARK DEVER

Book Description

For 300 years a school of evangelical Christianity changed Scotland as a nation. Passing on the evangel of the Reformation, and growing stronger in persecution, it turned a people to the Bible, and finally gave many of its best sons and daughters to the ends of the earth. For fidelity, joyful perseverance in hardship, and improbable advance, the record remains a witness to the faith that overcomes the world.

The compelling interest of this account lies in the way it draws on contemporary records-many of these Christian leaders being authors as well as men of action. Iain Murray’s narrative explores this rich heritage and underlines its remarkable relevance for our own day. While not a Scottish church history, this is a gripping introduction to the many glorious successes, and some of the painful failures of the church, from the days of John Knox to those of Horatius Bonar. Explaining this panoramic tapestry are the words of Knox’s own commentary, ‘God gave his Holy Spirit to simple men in great abundance’.

Table of Contents Expand ↓

Foreword ix
Part One: Biography
1 John Knox and ‘the Battle’ 3
2 Robert Bruce: Standing Fast in Dark Days 37
3 Thomas Chalmers and the Revival of the Church 73
4 John Macdonald and the Awakening in the North 123
5 Horatius Bonar and the Love of God in Evangelism 157
Part two: missionary
6 The Missionary Spirit and the New Hebrides 215
7 Robert Moffat ‘Africanus’ 241
8 The Churches and Christian Unity in Scottish Church History 277
9 Scottish Preaching 311
10 The Problem of the ‘Elders’ 339
Part three: church issues
11 The Tragedy of the Free Church of Scotland 367
Index of Persons and Authors 397

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robert Norman

    Having grown up in Scotland (native to England) and beginning my walk with the Lord in Scotland I was delighted to be given this book. Upon reading it I was struck by just how the nation of Scotland has been served by great men in the past. It is my hope that this book will inspire more men to stand on the truth of God’s word today. May we take a stand for God’s word, never compromising, just like those who went before us in this nation that has known so much blessing from the Lord.

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