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[Duncan Matheson The Scottish Evangelist

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Duncan Matheson - spine of book
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LIFE AND LABOURS

OF

Duncan Matheson,

The Scottish Evangelist.

BY THE

REV. JOHN MACPHERSON,

AUTHOR OF

“THE CHRISTIAN HERO.”

“REALITY IS THE GREAT THING; I HAVE ALWAYS SOUGHT REALITY.”

New Edition.

LONDON: MORGAN AND SCOTT,
(Office of “The Christian,”)

12, PATERNOSTER BUILDINGS E.C

And may be ordered of any Bookseller


PREFACE.

dmURING his last days on earth Duncan Matheson, in accord­
ance with the wishes of his friends, set himself to write an
account of his own life. The effort proved too much for
his enfeebled health, and his autobiographic notes, stopping
short at the beginning of his evangelistic course, were left in no fit
state for publication. The facts recorded by his own hand have, how­
ever, been embodied in the present memoir ; and the narrative of his
conversion, by far the most valuable portion of his hastily written
notes, has been given m his own words.

The cases of conversion described in illustration of the work of
grace and the success of our evangelist are matters of fact of which I
have the fullest knowledge, most of the individuals concerned being
personally known to me ; but I have deemed it best not to give their
names. On similar grounds I have also in several instances withheld
the names of localities.

Many of the incidents narrated I learned from the lips of my
lamented friend ; in fact, a great part of the volume has been derived
from my recollection of the man and the work.

The best narrative of his evangelistic labours, I have reason to
believe, was contained in his letters to his wife ; but these have been
destroyed. Vexed at the too hasty and too loud trumpeting of results
on the part of some, and convinced that thereby the Holy Spirit was
grieved and discredit cast upon the work, he set his face against even
the appearance of what he regarded as a great evil, and for several
years wrote at the foot of every letter giving account of his labours,
“Destroy this.” The stern decree was only too faithfully obeyed.
In this way, doubtless, he preserved a full consciousness of the purity
of his motives,—no light matter truly to a servant of Jesus Christ; and
however we may regret the loss of the letters, we cannot but admire
the self-denying spirit of the man who thus deliberately sacrificed his
own name at the shrine of his Master‘s glory.

This tribute to the memory of my truly noble friend I humbly co
mend to the Holy Spirit; at the same time earnestly entreating my
Christian readers to pray that the book, as an echo of the evangelist‘s
voice, may prolong his extraordinary ministrv and be the means of
saving many souls.


 

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.                                                 Page

BIRTH AND BOYHOOD .               .               .             .              .              1

CHAPTER II.
HIS Y
OUTH AND CONVERSION .
              .              .              .                       16

CHAPTER III.
SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINE ...... 27

CHAPTER IV.
HIS
EVANGELISTIC APPRENTICESHIP .
              .              .              . 39

CHAPTER V.
H
IS MISSION TO THE CRIMEA .
               .              .              .              . 49

CHAPTER VI.
DAYS OF REVIVAL
             .              .              .              .              .              IO9

CHAPTER VII.
THE DIOCESE OF OPEN-AIR
         .               .              .              .              . 135

CHAPTER VIII.
HIS MANNER OF LIVING AND MODE OF WORKING .
              . 179

CHAPTER IX.
SOME SHEAVES FROM THE HARVEST FIELD .
              .              . 203

CHAPTER X.
FROM THE FURNACE TO THE SEA OF GLASS MINGLED WITH FIRE 214

CHAPTER XI.
CHARACTERISTICS
               ...... 248

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