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dc.contributor.authorCarson, George Williamen
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-15T14:34:53Z
dc.date.available2019-02-15T14:34:53Z
dc.date.issued1961en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/35119
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dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this biographer, as stated in the Preface, is to endeavor to pay tribute to one who, in a period of severe storm, witnessed for the truth as he understood the truth, and utilized his gifts, experiences, and labors in order that God might "have all the glory". Our subject appeared upon the stage of history at tile close of an explosive century - the 17th, Although he was not born until two years following the Revolution, yet the effects of this - and other events - served to mould his life, his teaching, his ministry. The Introduction sets forth the condition of the Church and State at the time of his birth. Your author leans heavily upon Andrew Ferrier and John Eadie for biographical data. But Wilson's ministry is mentioned in a number of other publications, as a close examination of the Bibliography will reveal. Although the writings of the Pastor of Perth manifest deep theological convictions, he is afforded a niche among his colleagues of the Scottish Church because of his quality of leadership. He, more than any of his fellow Seceders, was best able to frame cogently and succinctly, the arguments and principles of the Secession Movement, Many of these principles find their roots in the devotional and academic disciplines which he formulated at the outset of his commitment to the ministry. His boundless zeal and unwearied efforts as a servant of Christ - in the Established Church and in the Secession Church - are treated in the three chapters relating to his life. The characteristics which give Wilson a noteworthy position among his Brethren are these: a power of calm, clear reasoning; an eminent, judicial cast of mind; his limitless persistency in application. These qualities impart a marked value to his contribution to Secession literature, which that portion of the Thesis treating his Churchmanship seeks to express. Wilson was the pen of the Seceders, As an Apologist he set his writings over against those of his chief antagonist - John Currie of Kinglassie. This literary c©ntroversy labels Wilson as a leading exponent of the Secession cause, and places his writings among the historic documents of the Church.en
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.ispartofAnnexe Thesis Digitisation Project 2019 Block 22en
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dc.titleWilliam Wilson (1690-1741): churchman and theologianen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen


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