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From: "Malinda Jones" <>
Subject: Fw: Nigel Tranter
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 1999 10:00:50 -0500


-----Original Message-----
From: Edward Andrews <>
To: Malinda Jones <>
Date: Friday, August 13, 1999 3:50 AM
Subject: Re: Nigel Tranter


>Would you like to ask the question on list, so that it can be answered
>publicly?
>Edward Andrews
>
>Malinda Jones wrote:
>>
>> What were these communion services like ?? My g.g.g.grandfather was a
>> Presbyterian minister in Tennessee (Scotch-Irish of course )....and he
went
>> around holding week long 'camp meetings' where many people were
'converted'
>> and churches were 'planted'.....is that anything similar ?
>>
>> Thank you..........Malinda Jones
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Edward Andrews <>
>> To: <>
>> Date: Thursday, August 12, 1999 3:51 PM
>> Subject: Re: Nigel Tranter
>>
>> >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.
>> >Edward Andrews
>> >
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>> >
>
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