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.
Praise For A Kirk Disrupted:
“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.”
-Iain D. Campbell ~ Minister, Point Free Church of Scotland, Isle of Lewis
“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.”
-Sandy Finlayson ~ Director of Library Services & Professor of Theological Bibliography, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
“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.”
-Allan Harman ~ Research Professor of Old Testament, Presbyterian Theological College, Melbourne, Australia
About the Author:
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. To learn more about Donald and his writing, visit his website at adonaldmacleod.com.
Where to Buy:
A Kirk Disrupted: Charles Cowan MP and the Free Church of Scotland by A. Donald MacLeod is available at any good Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below: