Preachers of Scotland

From the Sixth to the Nineteenth Century

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Weight 1.32 lbs
Dimensions 8.8 × 5.75 × 1.1 in
binding

Cloth-bound

Format

Book

isbn

9780851518053

Original Pub Date

1888

topic

Pastoral Biography

page-count

368

Banner Pub Date

Jul 1, 2001

ENDORSEMENT

‘A valuable volume. The lectures, before us are an able tribute to those who in Scottish pulpits served, not Scotland only, but all our Lord’s kingdom on earth.’– C.H. SPURGEON

Book Description

The volume here reprinted provides one of the most readable and popular summaries of the leading preachers of Scotland from the time of the Celtic Church to the 1880s when Blaikie wrote. It covers the lives and power of the preachers in the context of their times, but the author’s intention is more than historical narrative. Welcoming the first appearance of Blaikie’s work in 1888, C.H. Spurgeon wrote: ‘A valuable volume. The lectures before us are an able tribute to those who in Scottish pulpits served, not Scotland only, but all our Lord’s kingdom on earth…The history of the Scottish pulpit has many lessons for modern preachers. Professor Blaikie wisely points them out. Perhaps none is more clear than this: that the gospel of Jesus Christ best supplies the needs of every age. No other remedy for social wrongs and disorders is so effective. There need be no fear of failure in the pulpit so long as the gospel is faithfully preached; but ministers who think that they must ever be telling some new tiding may here see that nothing is so attractive as the old, old story of Jesus and his love.’

Table of Contents Expand ↓

  CHAPTER I-INTRODUCTORY  
  Scotland remarkable for impression made by her pulpit… 1-11
  CHAPTER II- THE EARLY CELTIC CHURCH  
  Introduction of Christianity into Scotland… 12-32
  Note A- St Columba’s Miracles, 33
  Note B- Culdee Bishops, 34
  CHAPTER III-PREACHERS OF THE REFORMATION  
  Decay of Culdee Church… 35-65
  CHAPTER IV -THE SUCCESSORS OF KNOX  
  Knox succeeded by like-minded preachers… 66-91
  CHAPTER V-THE COVENANTING PERIOD

(PART I)

 
  What the Covenants were… 92-121
  CHAPTER VI-THE COVENANTING PERIOD

(PART II)

 
  WILLIAM GUTHRIE of Fenwick, the most popular and powerful preacher of his time… 122-153
  Note- Presbyterian Eloquence Displayed, 154
  CHAPTER VII-THE FIELD·PREACHERS  
  Restoration of Charles II begins a dark era… 155-184
  CHAPTER VIII-THE SECESSION PERIOD  
  Mongrel character of the Church after the Revolution… 185-215
  CHAPTER IX-THE MODERATE SCHOOL  
  Moderatism a reaction not a development… 216-246
  CHAPTER X,-EVANGELICAL PREACHERS IN THE CHURCH IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY  
  Evangelical chain in Established Church… 247 -267
  CHAPTER XI-THE EVANGELICAL REVIVAL  
  Decline of the Moderate party… 268-296
  CHAPTER XII-THE PULPIT OF TODAY  
  Retrospect-Two factors in earnest periods, a personal and a public-Combination of preaching and struggling… 297-323
  APPENDIX  
  ON THE METHOD OF PREACHING ADAPTED TO THE AGE  
  A paper contributed to the Homiletic Quarte1y, July 1878, in a Symposium with Professor Reynolds, Professor Murphy, Dr de Pressense, Canon Perowne, and Rev J Clifford, 325
  INDEX, 345

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