The History of Leith

March 24, 2007

Handbook on The Reformation

Thomas Lindsay was ordained in 1872 as Professor of Church History at the Free Church College, Glasgow, where he continued until his death in 1914. Since 1902 he had been Principal of what had become the United Free College. Apart from a probationary period assisting Robert Candlish, he had no experience of pastoral ministry. His wife was a daughter of Alexander Murray Dunlop, advocate and later MP for Greenock, who drew up the Claim of Right (1842) prior to the Disruption and was legal adviser to the Free Church of Scotland. Professor D F Wright describes Lindsay’s two-volume A History of the Reformation as “one of the most substantial Scottish accounts of the Reformation, with a particular interest in its social and domestic aspects. Lindsay’s social concern was evident in his involvement in crofting agitation and with labour leaders” (Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Biography). for more click here

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