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From: Edward Andrews <>
Subject: Re: Nigel Tranter
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 1999 21:45:02 +0100
Dorothy Chance wrote:
> Thanks, Edward for your response. It is good to read "fun" books that also
> are honest and accurate!
> In an essay entitled "Evangelicals, Fugitives, and Hillbillies: Tennessee's
> Impact on American National Culture" by Paul K. Conkin I was interested to
> read "James McGready, was a particularly effective preacher, and he and his
> colleagues were able, in this newly settled but land-rich western country,
> to revive the old Scottish type of four- and five-day intercongregational
> communion services."
> This was offered in describing the experience of four or five ministers in
> Sumner County, TN and Logan Co. KY between 1796 and 1800 that eventually led
> to the establishment of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.
> Apparently there is great power in communion seasons!
Very much so. It was a great loss when they disappeared. However, vide
Burn's Holy Fair, in some areas they had degenerated.
People tend to forget that they were also held in Ireland. Both Larne
and Cairncastle have pubs beside the Presbyterian Church which date back
to the days of the Communion season.
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