Conscience and Compromise
Forgotten Evangelicals of Nineteenth-Century Scotland
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"This well-researched book brings to light a hitherto under-researched group, the Evangelical Episcopalians, and gives them due place in the religious history of nineteenth-century Scotland."
--Helen Dingwall, University of Stirling
"Largely unknown and untold, this is a key piece of Scottish Episcopal Church history. Evangelicals are a significant part of the Church, and their story is told clearly, thoroughly, and movingly -- a testimony to both writer and supervisor. As you meet these remarkable characters, you'll see their energy, qualities, and caliber as leaders and members of Evangelical Episcopal Churches in the past. As they planted churches and debated communion, we find many of the challenges they faced are still with us. They have much to say about expressing contemporary biblical concerns in a mixed and compromised church."
--Mike Parker, General Secretary of the Evangelical Alliance in Scotland and formerly Rector of St. Thomas's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh
"This fascinating and meticulously researched book rescues Evangelical Episcopalians from undeserved obscurity, and illuminates important wider themes in religious history. Meldrum deftly handles both the theology and the social history of her subject."
--John R. Rolfe, The Open University
"The Scottish Episcopal Church has exercised a profound influence on the course of Scotland's religious history. In this thoroughly researched study, Dr. Meldrum explores the neglected Evangelical tradition within nineteenth-century Scottish Episcopalianism, bringing to life the personalities and controversies, piety, and social outreach of this vibrant religious movement."
--Stewart J. Brown, University of Edinburgh School of Divinity