A Kirk Disrupted -

A Kirk Disrupted

Charles Cowan MP and The Free Church of Scotland

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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.

Product code: 9781781912690

ISBN 9781781912690
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H216xW138
No. Of Pages 376
Publisher Christian Focus Publications Ltd
Charles Cowan was a significant figure in 19th Century Scotland. Paper-manufacturer, financier, intellectual and philanthropist, Cowan was a man of wide interests and connections. As a member of the House of Commons he spoke for the rising Scottish middle class.