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All articles & reviews tagged with samuel-rutherford

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October 2020
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Inspiration in isolation: Learning from the letters of Samuel Rutherford

For many years now my go-to author in times of difficulty has been Samuel Rutherford. My thoughts have been turning to him again recently because almost 400 years ago he experienced exile under house arrest – confined indoors and allowed no contact with his loved ones. This was all long before the days of…

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Samuel Rutherford

Historical

November 2011
Articles > Historical

Samuel Rutherford

Samuel Rutherford A seventeenth-century Englishman once listened to some well-known preachers in Scotland. Of them he said, ‘I came to Irvine, and heard a well-favoured, proper old man, with a long beard, and that man [David Dickson] showed me all my heart. Then I went to St Andrews, where I heard a sweet, majestic…

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Reviews > Book

The Loveliness of Christ: Extracts from the Letters of Samuel Rutherford

This little gem of a book consists of a collection of quotes from the letters of Samuel Rutherford, mostly written while exiled from his beloved Anwoth and living in bleak Aberdeen. It is a reprint of a publication first put together by Ellen Lister in 1909. The book is exquisitely bound in soft red…

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Historical

February 2000
Articles > Historical

‘A Little Fair Man’ – Samuel Rutherford

A seventeenth-century Englishman heard some well-known preachers in Scotland. Later he said, 'I came to Irvine, and heard a well-favoured, proper old man, with a long beard, and that man [David Dickson] showed me all my heart. Then I went to St Andrews, where I heard a sweet, majestic looking man [Robert Blair], and…

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