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Moody and Sankey visit


In 1873, Americans Dwight L. Moody and Ira D Sankey led an evangelistic mission in Scotland. Though many Calvinist ministers opposed them, Andrew Bonar and his brother Horatius welcomed the Americans. Andrew encouraged and helped Moody as Spurgeon had done in England, and afterwards he attributed a period of revival to Moody’s mission.

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Andrew Bonar

Very Revd Dr Andrew Alexander Bonar DD was a minister of the Free Church of Scotland, a contemporary and acquaintance of Robert Murray M’cheyne and youngest brother of Horatius Bonar. He was born in the Broughton district of Edinburgh, the son of James Bonar (1758–1821), a solicitor with the Excise, and his wife Marjory…

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