Marshall Lang (father)

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John Marshall Lang CVO[1] was a Church of Scotland minister and author.[2]

He was born into an eminent ecclesiastical family on 14 May 1834[3] and educated at Glasgow University. He was Minister at Aberdeen, Fyvie, Glasgow and Edinburgh. He was Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland from 1893 to 1894.[4] He died on 2 May 1909.[5]

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  1. ^ The Times, Friday, Nov 09, 1906; pg. 8; Issue 38173; col C Birthday Honours
  2. ^ Amongst others he wrote “Heaven and Home”, 1880; “The Last Supper of our Lord”, 1881; “ Life: is it worth living?”, 1883; “ Homiletics on St Luke’s Gospel”, 1889; “The Expansion of the Christian Life “, 1897; and “The Church and its Social Mission”1902 > British Library website accessed 16:37 GMT 15 March 2011
  3. ^ His father was the Rev Gavin Lang; his 3rd son was the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1928 to 1942, and his 5th Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland from 1935 to 1936 > “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 9780199540877
  4. ^ The Times, Saturday, Jun 08, 1935; pg. 11; Issue 47085; col D Scottish Moderator and Church Unity
  5. ^ The Times Friday, May 07, 1909; pg. 13; Issue 38953; col A Court Circular