Marshall Lang (father)

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John Marshall Lang CVO[1] (1834–1909) was a Church of Scotland minister and author.[2]

Life[edit]

He was born into an eminent ecclesiastical family on 14 May 1834; his father was the Rev. Gavin Lang. He was 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.[3] His third son Cosmo Gordon Lang was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1928 to 1942 and his fifth son Marshall Buchanan Lang was Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland from 1935 to 1936.[4] He died on 2 May 1909.[5]

Notes[edit]

  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. ^ The Times, Saturday, Jun 08, 1935; pg. 11; Issue 47085; col D Scottish Moderator and Church Unity
  4. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 9780199540877
  5. ^ The Times Friday, May 07, 1909; pg. 13; Issue 38953; col A Court Circular