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Wide Ears and Short Tongues are Best By Brian J ORR
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An historical novel about the fortunes of the Cunninghame family in Scotland. Set against the 17 century background of the trials and tribulations of the Presbyterian Kirk and the persecution,... More > imprisonment and execution by the government of the day headed by Kings who ruled by Divine Right. Despite the ongoing wars the family progressed to become `bonnet lairds` and were at the tip of the Enlightenment of Scotland. Hard work and risk taking saw them become leading merchants with Holland, the Baltic and the American Colonies as well as the farmers that supplied a hungry Edinburgh.< Less
Children of the Fasti By Brian J ORR
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A review of the Fastii Ecclesiae Scoticanae, the succession of ministers of the Church of Scotland, and the contribution they and their children made to Scotland, Britain and the British Empire 1560... More > - 1929.The outcome is a big `what if` they had not been around to pull the chestnuts out of the fire.< Less
Testimony of the Covenant By Brian J ORR
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John Knox is known as a Reformer, rather than of a man who feared God and Richard Cameron as the opponent of tyranny, more so than a man of prayer. James Guthrie and James Renwick were very public... More > martyrs in their Declarations and on the gallows. In common, they were witnessing for Jesus Christ as Head of their Church. Their testimony was passive by way of confession and martyrdom, and sufferings and verbal contendings, and witnessing against the prevailing corruptions of the time. This illustrated book has appendices of relevant documents, and examples of devotions and witnessing sermons. Quotations are fully referenced,along with a bibliography and a full Name Index. It seeks to explain the “why” in the story of the Covenanters of Scotland in the 17th century.< Less
The Nail in the Door By Brian J ORR
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The Reformation was as much about political reform as about religion, and was driven by the sweeping changes of the Renaissance and a restoration of beliefs that were consonant with the Gospel. For... More > the first time there was organised protest against Rome, its doctrines and intervention in civil or secular matters. The momentum of change also chimed with the aspirations of the people for a national identity, and freedom of both mind and body from the thraldom of the Middle Ages.< Less
Bones of Empire By Brian J ORR
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The Fastii Ecclesiae Scoticanae has long been a source for information about `the sons of the manse`. Children of the Fasti dealt with their contributions to society from 1560-ca 1929, and Family... More > History research using the Fasti. Bones of Empire reviews their considerable contribution to Scotland, Britain and its former Empire They helped dig the foundations and delivered the infrastructure that made the system work, despite the politicians. Their legacy - democracy and constitutional government for the Commonwealth of Nations,fifty two of whom were former colonies.< Less