Some Nineteenth Century Scotsmen; Being Personal Recollections by William Angus KnightSome Nineteenth Century Scotsmen; Being Personal Recollections by William Angus Knight

Some Nineteenth Century Scotsmen; Being Personal Recollections

byWilliam Angus Knight

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903. Excerpt: ... SOME FKEE CHURCH PROFESSORS AND PREACHERS William Cunningham (1808-1861) James Bannerman (1807-1868) Robert S. Candlish (1807-1873) James Begg (1808-1883) Thomas Guthrie (1803-1873) William Hanna (1808-1882) George Smeaton (1814-1889) In addition to my teacher-friend, Dr Duncan, there were several illustrious men in the Free Church College of Edinburgh in the fifties of last century: men from whom one might differ in opinion, but from whom a vitalising influence went forth. The Principal--Dr Cunningham--was intellectually a man of singular sledge-hammer force, a great debater, although a partisan, as he admitted that he was. I think I saw his strength more in the debates at Tanfield Hall, shortly after the Disruption, than in the Free College. As a lecturer on Church History he was not illuminative. He never got beyond "Mooshim," as he always called him: and, although exceedingly kind to his students, none were inspired by him. He was I think facile princeps, in the gladiatorial combats of his day; but a moody, and at times a laconic, talker. Dr Buchanan, in his course on "Systematic Theology," was even less successful. Some of his students used to bring down the folios of S. Thomas Aquinas, and read them while the lectures were going on, an offence which was never detected! Professor Bannerman (Apologetic Theology), was a much respected teacher from his calm clear judgment, his fair-mindedness and high-mindedness, "his integrity" in every way. He had a remarkable collection of Books, an heirloom from Adam Smith, one half of whose library reached him by inheritance. He was a very kindly man at heart. He loved a jest, and hunted for one, even to the discomfiture of a luckless student. He used to invite all of them to breakfast. It used to be said that he a...

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Title:Some Nineteenth Century Scotsmen; Being Personal RecollectionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217052606

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