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Enlightened Evangelicalism: The Life and Thought of John Erskine

Jonathan Yeager

Abstract

John Erskine was the leading evangelical in the Church of Scotland in the latter half of the eighteenth century. Educated in an enlightened setting at Edinburgh University, he learned to appreciate the epistemology of John Locke and other empiricists alongside key Scottish Enlightenment figures such as his ecclesiastical rival, William Robertson. Although groomed to follow in his father's footsteps as a lawyer, Erskine changed career paths in order to become a minister of the Kirk. He was deeply moved by the endemic revivals in the west of Scotland and determined that his contribution to the b ... More

Keywords: Enlightenment, evangelicalism, dissemination, Calvinism, Scotland, reason, revival, preaching

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199772551
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772551.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Yeager, author
Liberty University

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