Preachers of Scotland

From the Sixth to the Nineteenth Century

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225 in stock

Weight 1.32 lbs
Dimensions 8.8 × 5.75 × 1.1 in
topic

Pastoral Biography

page-count

368

Banner Pub Date

Jul 1, 2001

Original Pub Date

1888

binding

Cloth-bound

Format

Book

isbn

9780851518053

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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