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Henry Drummond

Henry Drummond (1851 - 1897)

Read freely text sermons and articles by the speaker Henry Drummond in text and pdf format. Was a Scottish evangelist, writer and lecturer. Drummond was born in Stirling. He was educated at Edinburgh University, where he displayed a strong inclination for physical and mathematical science. The religious element was an even more powerful factor in his nature, and disposed him to enter the Free Church of Scotland. While preparing for the ministry, he became for a time deeply interested in the evangelizing mission of Moody and Sankey, in which he actively co-operated for two years.

In 1877 he became lecturer on natural science in the Free Church College, which enabled him to combine all the pursuits for which he felt a vocation. His studies resulted in his writing Natural Law in the Spiritual World, the argument of which is that the scientific principle of continuity extends from the physical world to the spiritual. Before the book was published in 1883, an invitation from the African Lakes Company drew Drummond away to Central Africa.

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A Life for A Life and Other Addresses
      A TRIBUTE IT sometimes happens that a man, in giving to the world the truths that have most influenced his life, unconsciously writes the truest kind of a character sketch. This was so in the case of Henry Drummond, and no words of mine can better descri ... read more

A Sign of What's Inside
      "For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God" (James 1:20). Only temper," they call it: a little hot-headedness, a momentary ruffling of the surface, a mere passing cloud. But here the passing cloud is composed of drops, and the dr ... read more

Ascent of Man
      PREFACE “THE more I think of it,” says Mr. Ruskin, “I find this conclusion more impressed upon me—that the greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something, and tell what it saw in a plain way.” In these pages an attempt is made to ... read more

Baxter's Second Innings
      BAXTER’S SECOND INNINGS Preface I THINK the best thing I can do, if I must make a Preface, is to print this letter from Baxter’s small brother to another boy: Dear Charlie, Would you believe it? some fellow’s written a Book about Fred! I think he’s in ... read more

Natural Law in the Spiritual World
       EXTRACTS FROM PRESS NOTICES OF PREVIOUS EDITIONS. "We have no hesitation in saying that this is one of the most able and interesting books on the relations which exist between natural science and spiritual life that has appeared. Mr. Drummond ... read more

New Evangelism and other Papers
      IT is no small heroism in these times to deal with anything new. But this is a theological society; and I do not need to ask the protection of that name while I move for a little among lines of thought which may seem to verge on danger. One does not need ... read more

The Greatest Thing in the World And Other Addresses
      THE GREATEST THING IN THE WORLD THOUGH I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love, I am become as a sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all ... read more

The Ideal Life
       THE IDEAL LIFE The Ideal Life and other Unpublished Addresses by HENRY DRUMMOND F.R.S.E. with Memorial Sketches by W. Robertson Nicoll and Ian Maclaren LONDON: HODDER AND STOUGHTON ... read more


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