Alexander Moody Stuart

A Memoir

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Weight 0.65 kg
Dimensions 22.3 × 14.3 × 3 cm
binding

Cloth-bound

format

Book

page-count

400

isbn

9181800402508

Original Pub Date

1899

short-isbn

2508

Banner Pub Date

2022

Recent Pub Date Year

2022

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‘There are few ministerial biographies that are better worth reading than Moody Stuart’s Life by his son.’ — PRINCIPAL JOHN MACLEOD in Scottish Theology

‘I know not a greater master in spiritual analysis.’ — DR JOHN ‘RABBI’ DUNCAN (1796-1870)

‘Few were honoured to wield an influence so profound and far-reaching.’ — Address from the Edinburgh Presbytery upon his ministerial diamond jubilee in 1897

Book Description

Many are familiar with the likes of Robert Murray M‘Cheyne and the Bonar brothers. Fewer are aware of their mutual friend and colleague, Alexander Moody Stuart (1809-98), who was nonetheless an esteemed and influential minister, standing firmly, like his friends, in the Reformed tradition of his forebears.

He was, among other things:

• a pioneer rural missioner;
• a clear and searching preacher;
• a capable church planter;
• a much-loved pastor;
• a caring husband and father;
• a committed advocate for overseas missionary endeavour

Born in Paisley on the west coast of Scotland in 1809, and living until the age of eighty-nine, Alexander Moody Stuart’s life and ministry encompassed many of the defining events and debates in the Scottish Church in the middle and later nineteenth century. But far from being defined by these important debates, his ministry was principally marked by contemporaries for its overarching spirituality. He was, according to Principal John Macleod, ‘an expert in case divinity, and the experimental and searching element entered largely into his message.’

This well-paced and engaging memoir, partly autobiographical and completed by his son, covers the life, work, friendships, and challenges of one who was fully engaged with the people under his spiritual care, and also a willing defender of orthodox belief in an age of rapid change in approaches to Scripture.

Moody Stuart is here presented by his son as a man of his times, and yet as one whose diligence, spiritual maturity, and pastoral wisdom has much to say to today’s Christians. Pastors will especially benefit from reflecting on Moody Stuart’s approach to ministry.

First published in 1899, and not reprinted in the meantime, this fresh edition of the Memoir includes a new Introduction, and an appendix containing several of Moody Stuart’s sermons and addresses.

 

Table of Contents Expand ↓

Publisher’s Introduction ix
Preface xi
1. Parentage and Boyhood 1
2. College Days and Conversion 43
3. Christian Work While a Student 69
4. Holy Island 107
5. Settled as a Minister in Edinburgh 145
6. Visits to Madeira and Brazil 175
7. Minister of Free St. Luke’s 199
8. Visit to Ireland During the Famine 239
9. Sabbath in St. Luke’s, Queen Street 267
10. Drops and Showers of Blessing 309
11. Convener of Jewish Mission Committee
12. Visits to Hungary and Bohemia
13. Summers at Annat
14. Ecclesiastical Work and Honours
15. The Correspondent
16. A Man of Prayer
17. Memorable Sayings
18. Influence on Ministers and Others
19. Devotional Diary (1894-1898) Extracts
20. Declining Years and Departure
Appendix

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