Fair Sunshine

Character Studies of the Scottish Covenanters

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500 in stock

Weight 0.6 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.4 × 0.55 in
Banner Pub Date

Jan 1, 1968

topic

General Biography, 17th century

page-count

208

Original Pub Date

1957

binding

Paperback

Format

Book

isbn

9780851518435

Book Description

Many volumes deal with that terrible yet glorious period in the history of the Scottish church between the restoration of Charles II and the accession of William III, but Fair Sunshine deserves a place alongside the very best of them. Whether Jock Purves was writing about James Guthrie at the beginning or James Renwick at the very end of this time of martyrdom and suffering there was a lyrical quality about his treatment. When taken together with his spiritual perception and moral earnestness this drives every one of these biographical chapters to the heart of the reader.

Table of Contents Expand ↓

Preface ix
Chronological Summary xi
JAMES GUTHRIE 1
HUGH MACKAIL 13
RICHARD CAMERON 25
DAVID HACKSTON 39
JOHN BROWN 49
MARGARET MACLACHLAN & MARGARET WILSON 61
JOHN NISBET 71
JAMES RENWICK 83
JAMES MITCHELL 107
WILLIAM GORDON 123
JOHN DICK 137
DONALD CARGILL 149
Epilogue 175
An Outline of Scottish ‘Covenant History’ in the Seventeenth Century 179
Bibliography 191

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kevin Kondo

    This is one of my favorite biographies. It is comprised of accounts of the Scottish Covenanters who were persecuted for their faith; put in prison, tortured, and put to death. They gave their lives willingly for Christ, their gracious savior. I have read these stories over and over again. I have bought and given away copies, loaned out copies. I will sometimes on a Sunday afternoon, read a couple of the stories between our morning and evening service.

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