A Kirk Disrupted: Charles Cowan MP and The Free Church of Scotland
A Kirk Disrupted: Charles Cowan MP and The Free Church of Scotland  -     By: A. Donald MacLeod
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 376
Vendor: Mentor
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.43 (inches)
ISBN: 1781912696
ISBN-13: 9781781912690

Publisher's Description

Charles Cowan, advocate of science, art, and social science, spent thirteen years as a Member of Parliament and over thirty years as a founding member and advocate of the Sustention Fund Committee of the newly formed Free Church of Scotland. Within fifty years the fledgling denomination had built 730 new churches, 400 manses, 500 schools and a new theological college, in addition to paying the salaries of all its clergy through its Sustentation Fund. Cowan's legacy is deeply felt in the country of Scotland and the church today.

Author Bio

A. Donald MacLeod is Research Professor of Church History at Tyndale Theological Seminary, Toronto, Ontario. He is married to Judith and they have two sons and 5 grandchildren. His website is adonmacleod.com.

Editorial Reviews

Perhaps the best biography I have read for some time. Well written, extensively researched and highly informative.
This book, with its detailed yet highly readable story, sets the pattern for others to follow. It is high-class biography, accurate and broad in scope, yet immensely interesting and informative.
Don MacLeod has used a wealth of primary sources... to recreate the life of a leading lay champion of the Free Church of Scotland.
Readers of biography are in for a treat, and students of church history will see the Disruption for what it was: a church crisis that absorbed and impacted the lives of real people.
In telling this tale, Macleod has vividly brought to life the story of a man who was gregarious and generous. This book is a splendid example of the best kind of history.
"Don MacLeod navigates an ocean of detailed evidence with consummate skill... A page-turner and eye-opener.
... An important but often forgotten fact that emerges throughout this highly readable biography is the central role played by gifted elders in the birth and growth of the Free Church of Scotland... Get this book and read it.
Perhaps the best biography I have read for some time. Well written, extensively researched and highly informative.
... this account of both Free Church and the individual man of business is both fascinating and sobering. This biography demonstrates that it is possible to be scholarly and also readable.
... An important but often forgotten fact that emerges throughout this highly readable biography is the central role played by gifted elders in the birth and growth of the Free Church of Scotland... Get this book and read it.

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