Henry Craik (1805-66), from St. Andrews to Bristol: an irenic Scotsman and the call for a Second Reformation

Lenz, Darin Duane (2023) Henry Craik (1805-66), from St. Andrews to Bristol: an irenic Scotsman and the call for a Second Reformation. MTh(R) thesis, University of Glasgow in partnership with the Edinburgh Theological Seminary.

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This thesis examines the life of Henry Craik (1805-66), a nineteenth century Scotsman, who was a crucial figure in the development of the Christian Brethren. Craik’s understanding of Christianity changed during his years at the University of St. Andrews where he embraced an Evangelical understanding of Christianity. His newfound Evangelical piety encouraged him to live out his faith in the minutia of everyday life, as well as supporting Christian missions and helping those in need. Addressing the various influences on Craik’s life and career as a pastor in Bristol, England, this thesis argues that Craik’s experience at the University of St. Andrews laid the foundation for his irenic, biblical approach to Christianity that called for a Second Reformation of the Church and for Christians to become more biblically minded. Craik’s hope for reform was not unique to him but reflected broader understandings of Christian devotion in Scotland that were rooted in the memory of the sixteenth century Scottish Reformation that sought to revitalize Christian faith and British society by returning to the authority of Scripture in everyday piety and ecclesiastical life.

Item Type: Thesis (MTh(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts & Humanities > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies
Supervisor's Name: McIntosh, Prof. Dr. John R.
Date of Award: 2023
Depositing User: Theses Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2023-83800
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2023 10:24
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2023 10:26
Thesis DOI: 10.5525/gla.thesis.83800
URI: https://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/83800

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