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Revival in Rose Street: Charlotte Baptist Chapel, Edinburgh, 18082008. Ian L.S. Balfour. Rutherford House, 2007. iii+515 pp. and CD. 10.00. ISBN 978-1-904429-11-1.

Revival in Rose Street: Charlotte Baptist Chapel, Edinburgh, 18082008. Ian L.S. Balfour.... BOOK REVIEWS Revival in Rose Street: Charlotte Baptist Chapel, Edinburgh, 1808-2008. Ian L.S. Balfour. Rutherford House, 2007. iii+515 pp. and CD. £10.00. ISBN 978-1-904429-11-1. Commemorative church histories come in many forms but Dr Ian Balfour's bicentenary history of Charlotte Chapel is unique. Do not be daunted by its length as the list of contents and comprehensive index makes navigation through the fifty-eight chapters easy. While the text narrates the Chapel's history thoroughly, for the more academic reader the accompanying CD provides additional information and detailed references regarding sources. The topics covered thus are listed at the end of each chapter. As a life-time member of Charlotte Chapel, serving as an elder (now honorary) from 1965 and as church secretary from 1980 to 2000, Dr Balfour writes with an insider's knowledge of his subject. His meticulously researched account takes us on a journey of two hundred years of witness in one congregation, with an introductory chapter devoted to "Baptist pioneers in Edinburgh" between the Cromwellian period and the end of the eighteenth century. Dr Balfour covers various themes, the different strands of Scottish Baptist life, the impact of the various pastorates and times of vacancy, the spiritual life of the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Scottish Church History Edinburgh University Press

Revival in Rose Street: Charlotte Baptist Chapel, Edinburgh, 18082008. Ian L.S. Balfour. Rutherford House, 2007. iii+515 pp. and CD. 10.00. ISBN 978-1-904429-11-1.

Scottish Church History , Volume 39 (1): 2 – Jun 1, 2009

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Edinburgh University Press
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2516-6298
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10.3366/sch.2009.39.1.9
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BOOK REVIEWS Revival in Rose Street: Charlotte Baptist Chapel, Edinburgh, 1808-2008. Ian L.S. Balfour. Rutherford House, 2007. iii+515 pp. and CD. £10.00. ISBN 978-1-904429-11-1. Commemorative church histories come in many forms but Dr Ian Balfour's bicentenary history of Charlotte Chapel is unique. Do not be daunted by its length as the list of contents and comprehensive index makes navigation through the fifty-eight chapters easy. While the text narrates the Chapel's history thoroughly, for the more academic reader the accompanying CD provides additional information and detailed references regarding sources. The topics covered thus are listed at the end of each chapter. As a life-time member of Charlotte Chapel, serving as an elder (now honorary) from 1965 and as church secretary from 1980 to 2000, Dr Balfour writes with an insider's knowledge of his subject. His meticulously researched account takes us on a journey of two hundred years of witness in one congregation, with an introductory chapter devoted to "Baptist pioneers in Edinburgh" between the Cromwellian period and the end of the eighteenth century. Dr Balfour covers various themes, the different strands of Scottish Baptist life, the impact of the various pastorates and times of vacancy, the spiritual life of the

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