The Cambuslang Revival

The Scottish Evangelical Revival of the Eighteenth Century

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Weight 0.78 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.4 × 0.9 in
ISBN 9780851517025



18th Century

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Dec 1, 1996

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Scotland’s 18th-century religious revival will ever be associated with Cambuslang, a parish near Glasgow, where in March 1742 ‘a spark of grace set the kingdom on a blaze’. For long years prior to that time, as a contemporary wrote, ‘Many Christians were tempted to think that the Holy Spirit’s mighty operations upon the souls of men, by the preaching of the gospel, belonged only to the first ages of Christianity’.

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  Acknowledgments v
  Abbreviations vii
  Introductory 1
1 The Religious Situation in Scotland 9
2 M’Culloch comes to Cambuslang 29
3 Problems of the Parish 42
4 The Societies for Prayer 57
5 Books and the People 75
6 ‘The Cams’lang Wark’ 94
7 The Two Communions at Cambuslang 113
8 Kilsyth – and Beyond 124
9 Danger Points 143
10 Results: Individual and Immediate 163
11 The Evangelical Party 182
12 The Concert for Prayer and the Missionary Movement 210
  Bibliography 237
  Index 247


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