Glory in the Glen

Glory in the Glen

Tom Lennie

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512 pages, Christian Focus Publications , ISBN: 9781845503772

13.34 x 2.54 x 20.96 cm , 1 volume(s), 991

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Category: Church History & Biography > Reformation > Great Britain

Book Description

No nation on earth has a richer, more colourful, and more long–standing heritage of evangelical awakenings than Scotland – yet most people are unfamiliar with its dramatic legacy. Most historical studies stop at, or before, the Moody & Sankey Revival of 1873–74. It is commonly assumed that very few genuine revivals occurred since that date until the Lewis Revival of 1949–53. Tom Lennie thoroughly debunks this idea – showing that religious awakenings were relatively common in Scotland between these dates – and provides a comprehensive account of the many exciting revivals that have taken place throughout Scotland. The Awakenings in the Outer Hebrides and North East fishing communities, that had several unique and striking features, are considered in separate sections. Revivals amongst both children / students and Pentecostals are also given separate treatment. Of particular significance is the first comprehensive account of the 1930’s ‘Laymen’s Revival’ in Lewis. This fascinating, but near–forgotten, movement may have been even more powerful and influential than the later Lewis Revival. Glory in the Glen tells a thoroughly absorbing, and largely untold, story. It is the result of painstaking research, conducted over more than half–a–decade, from hundreds of source materials as well as personal interviews. Much of the material has never before been published.

 

C O N T E N T S
Acknowledgements and Dedication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Foreword by Richard Owen Roberts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
PART ONE:
GLORY FILLED THE LAND
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
1. The Glorious Eighties 1880–9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
2. Turn of the Century1890–1904 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
3. General Awakening 1905–6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
4. Pre-War Ingathering 1907–14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
5. The Fruitful Twenties 1919–29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
PART TWO:
FIRE AMONG THE FISHERFOLK
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
6. Fires Along the North-East Coast 1880–1913 . . . . . . . . . 200
7. Fishermen’s Revival 1919–23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
PART THREE:
‘O’ER THE MINCH’ – HEBRIDEAN HARVEST
Revival at Garry-bhard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
8. 1880s – Bringing in the Sheaves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
9. The Union Awakening 1900–17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
10. Post-War Reaping 1919–28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
11. Layman’s Revival 1930s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
PART FOUR:
BAIRNS, SCHOLARS AND HOLY ROLLERS
12. Work Among Children and Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402
13. Pentecostal Movements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
PART FIVE:
AN APPRAISAL
Lord, in Mercy, Look on Scotland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438
14. Revival Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439
Epilogue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482
Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 484
Places Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 499
People Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 505